As a parent you can often be made to feel like you’re being too precious in your overwhelming desire to protect your newborn baby from pain.
Like when your friend says “Oh just warning you — little Jimmy has a bit of a cold. Nothing major though so we can still come and visit you and bubs today.”
Or when you meet at the park for a play date with healthy toddler and newborn in tow, to find said play date has a cough and green snot running at full steam from both nostrils.
Or when your dinner date comes over and says “The kids won’t eat too much, sorry — we’ve all had gastro all week.”