Great Expectations // What Not To Expect When You’re Expecting

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

It’s one of the simplest stories around, the eternal struggle of mankind, almost Zen-like in its undeniable truth. This rough translation from a 1786 poem by Robert Burns winds its way through history, completely unperturbed by progress and time. It was, of course, the grand inspiration for John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a book you probably forgot all about after middle school. Even more, it’s an instructional quote to remember any time you find expectations getting out of hand.

In other words, it’s a perfect line to keep in mind when you’ve got a baby on the way.

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