Thursday, April 13, 2017

Parenting, Amiright?

I remember reading the comics section of the Sunday newspaper when I was younger, and The Family Circus would have a recurring "It's apparent you're a parent" theme. It wasn't as applicable to me then, but it's certainly been more applicable in recent years.

What are we doing? Oh, you know, just eatin' dinner on the floor of the kitchen one night, because we can:
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The occasional sibling sleepover. I think it's so cute, that I go check on them after they are asleep so I can just look at them:
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Over the last few years, I jotted down some of my own "ha ha, that's parenting for ya!" moments:
  • When you pay for your kid to see Disney on Ice and they fall asleep before the show is over.
  • When you use kid versions of words and phrases in adult-only conversations, because it's now habit (like being on a date with your spouse, sans kids, and telling him that you have to go "potty" instead of saying that you have to use the restroom).
  • When you finally get the kids to bed early enough to watch a movie and you can't decide which movie to watch, because there are so many non-kid movies you haven't seen yet.
  • When you have to repeatedly explain that they can't take long showers, because we live in the desert.
  • When you get kicked in the face in the middle of the night while in a hotel on a trip. I sure do love a good kick in the face every now and then!
  • When your kid is a Chatty Cathy in the car during a road trip and you start to answer them with only "yeah," "okay," "right," and "uh-huh."
  • When I think about how my pre-kid self felt like there wasn't enough time in the day to [insert hobby here]. LOLOLOL.
  • When you're at Chinese school with your kid and you feel more Tiger mom than usual each time they don't know something that their classmates know. (Oh, that's just me being Asian? Okay . . . but still.)

Are there any other #parenting moments out there? There are probably ones I've experienced and forgotten to write down!

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