In a blink of an eye, Olympia has turned 2 years old. The second year was much easier compared to the first year. Even going out is easier now; no need for stroller and a bulky bag of baby toiletries. The past year has seen her hit several milestones that often took the first-time father in me by pleasant surprise. As much as this is a personal finance blog, Heartland Boy is eager to pen these memories down for his own selfish keepsake.

UNDERESTIMATED HER ABILITY TO ADAPT

Given the benefit of hindsight, underestimating her ability to adapt was easily the biggest misconception that the adults have of Olympia. Here’s a few examples to illustrate why.

(I) TRANSITING HER TO A DOUBLE DECKER BED

The family debated long before replacing her hand-me-down baby cot with a double decker bed. I was eager to purchase a double decker bed because it saves space and is more convenient than a pull-out bed.

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