I had this parenting thing down. I knew what I would do and what I wouldn't. I rolled my eyes at parents whose kids were throwing tantrums in Wal Mart. I snubbed those whose kids talked back. I couldn't understand how their children could be so out of control. That was
Now I find myself often thinking, "I thought I would never,"
Let my kids sleep in our bed
I don't think that even lasted the first night home from the hospital
Have the need to say, 'Do not stand/sit/ lay on your baby sister.'
Get excited about poop
You know, the baby pooped she must be eating well and later, yeah you pooped in the potty.
Use my saliva to clean a face
Use a babysitter named TV
Bribe uh. . . I mean reward my child with candy
Lock my child in his room for his nap
I know it sounds awful. I almost didn't put that one down. Let me explain. It was the only way Nolan would stay in his room and take a nap. Don't worry I am no longer doing this. He learned to unlock the door! Now I have to stand there and hold it shut!
Allow the kids to eat in the vehicle
I have traded a clean vehicle for sanity and speed while driving
Be a stay at home, home schooling mom
Want to live beside my parents in the middle of nowhere
Oh how your life (and perspective) changes after you have kids. There are my top ten things that I thought I'd never do as a parent. Oh and yes, my children have been out of control at restaurants and stores and they frequently talk back, in case you were wondering. Fortunately none of those are regular events, but they do happen.
How about you? What do you do now as a parent (or wife or adult) that you never thought you would? Please share in the comments or on your blog! I didn't get Mr. Linky going so if you are posting in your blog leave a link in the comments and I will add it on here.