Ten “I would never’s” that parenting has shoved down my throat in the past five years.
1.) I would never have an epidural (I’ve had two)
2.) I would never give a baby a soother (Alena was happily “plugged in” for the first six months of life – until she switched to her thumb. Which she still sucks.)
3.) I would never scold a child for peeing their pants/wetting the bed. (I have. A lot.)
4.) I would never let the t.v. babysit my kids. (…..)
5.) I would never let my kids spoil their supper with snacks at 4pm. (This happens often.)
6.) I would never get into a yelling match with a toddler/pre-schooler/school-aged child. (Hangs head in shame.)
7.) I would never fight about what clothes I wanted them to wear. (They wear the same three outfits again and again and again.)
8.) I would never use threats as a way to get my kids to do what I want. (If you don’t wipe your own butt, you’re not getting your blanket in the car.)
9.) I would never bride my kids. (HAAAAA!!!!)
10.) I would never cook them a different meal than what Steve and I are eating. (Oh. Huh. Sigh.)
What about you? Any big ol’ mouthfuls of humble pie you’ve bitten into lately?