Monday, August 21, 2006

Before Kids . . . .

Think back to a time before you had kids. C'mon you can do it. Remember when there were no poopy diapers or runny noses. A time when you didn't trip over toys at three A.M. while trying to settle the crying baby. When half your errand time didn't involve buckling and unbuckling car seats.

Remember the time you were out to eat with your friends or future husband and the table next to you had a screaming three year old and a baby throwing food and parents who seemed to have no control. And you opened your mouth and uttered those famous words, "When I have kids they will never act like that." Now you find yourself the parent who seems to have no control! Please tell me I am not the only one! :)

Isn't funny to hear the things people say they will never do until the reality of a situation hits them? Lately, I have been thinking about the things I now do that I thought I would never do as a parent. I thought it would be fun if we would all share. I will give you until Thursday to think up a list of things or a story that illustrates this. Then I will post my list and you can leave yours in comments or blog about it and leave the link. (I have never used Mister Linky, but I may give it a try)

I realize that not all of you have kids at home, but feel free to be creative and participate with another list. Does this happen to grandparents too? Or maybe other things as an adult or wife you do that you never thought you would.

Think about and share it with us on Thursday. I can't wait to see what you have to say!


  1. My kids were actually pretty good in restaurants. Waitresses used to compliment us. Other places...well, they were kids. My 'little kid' days are about a decade and more behind me. The only thing I remember thinking before that is that I'd never talk to my kids in that silly baby-talk voice. Riiiiiggght. Famous last words! (BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. I like freezer jam, too. Next time--I'll go that route!)

  2. Mr. Linky?!?! What are you talking about?

    Mr Linky is what all those bloggin' moms out there use when they want to let others link easily to their blog. Look at the bottom of this post by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer
    This is Mister Linky.