Monday, January 16, 2012

Never Say Never

Whoa! I'm back in the land of ice and snow after 7 glorious days aboard a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean.  More on that later.  Right now, it's time to get back into the swing of Monday Listicles hosted by none other than the Grand Exalted Master of the List herself, Stasha.  This week's topic was chosen by the fabulous Greta at Not Enough Patience and Never Enough Jewelry: 10 things you said you'd never do but have caught yourself doing.  Yeah, it's going to be hard to narrow this list down to just ten, since that's pretty much the definition of motherhood.

So, here goes.  My list of ten things I said I'd never do as a parent:

1.  Make empty threats.

2.  "Let" my child become a picky eater.

3.  Become obsessed with my child's bowel movements - colour, size, consistency, frequency... obsessed.

4.  Allow my child to run wild in a restaurant.

5.  Be "that mom" who sits back, totally uninvolved, playing with her phone while her child plays on the playground.

6.  Buy anything Dora-themed for my daughter.

7.  Let my child run around with a snotty nose and/or food on her face.

8.  Perpetuate gender stereotypes.

9.  Bribe my child with sweets.

10.  Be that parent with the badly behaved child on an airplane.

Apparently I was a much better parent before I actually gave birth to a child.  What's on your list?


  1. LOVE that last line!! And, um....all of those things apply to me as well. Great list!

  2. And also, a cruise?! So jealous!!

  3. Obssesed with poop? at least, theirs are (sometimes) odourless

  4. Yep, more things I had said I'd never do, and do now that I'm parent! My list could go on forever! Can't wait to hear how your trip went :)

  5. I deleted five items - I could write 50! Say yes to bribery!

  6. Haha! That's hilarious! My list would look a lot like yours, actually! :P

    Just wanted to stop by to let you know that we announced our winter photography challenge today. I loved having you with us during the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge and would love for you to join us again! Stop by to learn more when you get a chance! Have a great day! :)

  7. A cruise? How wonderful! hopefully we'll hear more about that.
    but as for your list, well the last line is just perfection!

  8. That last line was fabulous! I get a lot done with #9!

  9. Mmm-hmm! All of those things are on my list too, and I too was a better parent before having kids! Welcome back. At least it's not -27 degrees there. :D

  10. I was absolutely a better mom before I ever had kids. Now I totally let the TV do a little babysitting time, and I've been known to bribe the kids...daily.

  11. Yep, I was a grand mom before giving birth too. In fact my husband and I were totally on the same page! Great list and welcome back!! As for snots and poo and running around and all of them really-guilty as charged!

  12. Buggy got a Dora skateboard for Christmas, which when she opened she exclaimed:
    i definately do not recall ever seeing a skateboard and discussing anything skateboard related with her, so I take it that she learned that from watching too much Dora while I am feeding my internet addiction prior to which i probably told her that she is not allowed to watch TV because she did not eat her dinner....blah, it will probably be all my fault in therapy no matter what I do :P

  13. I was amazing mom before kids. There are so many things on your list that I said I would never do that I do all the time!

  14. I've done every single one of those annnnd I'm a third time mom. You think I would have learned by now!
    #9 is a personal favorite.

  15. Haha! Yep, I was also a much better parent before I had a child too!

  16. Ha ha ha ha! I was a much better parent before i had a child! Love your list!


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