Doing What You Said You’d Never Do

WATER.  It was just a cup of water.  Yesh.

Jacob in a coffee shop (drinking water)

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I’ve figured out who the best parents are.  Want to know?

Wait for it . . .

PEOPLE WHO DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE CHILDREN.  These folks know everything about parenting. They can tell you exactly what you need to do to raise perfectly happy, healthy, well behaved children. I suppose we were ALL amazing parents once . . . before we actually had children.  Back when it was just a hypothetical. And we still had time to read all those parenting books.  And observe other parents.  And make mental lists of all the things we’d never do when WE had children.  Remember those days? (Does it hurt too much to remember when “me time” didn’t refer to a five-minute shower in the morning?) Funny how things change once the little ones arrive.  Apparently, actual parenting is slightly more complicated than hypothetical parenting.  At least that has been my experience.  As a result, my husband Dan and I have caved in.  And done a number of things we said we would never do.  Here are just a few examples.

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