Melissa and I had a little conversation about babies, specifically where they sleep at night. She asked me to ask Eriko where babies sleep in Japan. Eriko said they sleep with their mothers. At first, Melissa was very opposed to this idea (mom is) but apparently Melissa has changed her mind. In the course of conversation, I said something I want to remember: I think the most important part of parenting is not being too rigid and learning to modify your behavior so that your child feels loved and suffers least. Especially when they are young!