I heard Michael J. Fox on the David Letterman Show describing the difference in how the first child was treated, vs. the fourth. It was quiet hilarious. I’ll Paraphrase it:
With the first baby, when you drop the paci on the floor, you boil it before handing it back to the baby. With the 2nd child, when you drop the paci, you place it under the faucet and rinse it with hot water. With the 3rd child, when you drop the paci, you lick it and hand it back. With the 4th child, when you drop the paci, you let the dog lick it and hand it back. Isn’t that the truth?!
With the first child comes home from the hospital, you make everyone wash their hands. If anyone coughs or looks like their gonna cough, they don’t get to hold the baby. They are one step away from wearing a haz-mat suite or being banished from the room. By the time the 3rd and 4th arrive, and the oldest says” Mom, little Henry is eating the dog food, you stop and think “well, if it’s good for the dog . . .