Part of having a kid is being excited for all their firsts. First smile. First time rolling over. First time they sleep through the night. First time they crawl. First steps. First bites of solid food. First words. There are so many firsts, and each one is a new rush of joy.
There are less fun firsts, too. First temper tantrum. First time they fall and hurt themselves. First virus. First stubbed toe. First fight with a friend. We may not like these milestones, but we expect them.
Some firsts we don’t expect.