We have dreamed of and planned for a family for a long time, so we both want to be closely involved in raising our child. Lina will be the primary at-home parent during the week, and Remy will take parental leave from her full-time job and then will be up to bat on evenings and weekends when she returns to work. Basically, one or both of us will be around almost all the time: available to make snacks, answer questions, kiss owies, and sing lullabies. We're building up a list of reliable babysitters, too, for those times when we're both needed elsewhere. Our home is close to parks and playgrounds, libraries (of course!) and schools, and many places to explore. Long walks or bike rides with baby... and then toddler... and then big kid! are on the schedule, for sure.
We have agreed to teach our child both English and Spanish beginning from when she or he comes home with us. ¡El bilingüismo abre muchas puertas! We believe strongly in the importance of education and will model lifelong learning for our child. We hope that she or he will have a passion for something like art, music, dance, sports, or science, and we will do our best to provide opportunities to explore new hobbies and interests. We will teach him or her to be strong and kind, to help others, and to dream big dreams. We want our child to feel safe if they make mistakes, get lots of hugs and kisses, come to us with their questions, and know that they are loved right down to their socks!