As a parent or anyone that has ever been around children you know that everyday is an entertaining yet learning experience for not only a child but also for you too! Remember when you were growing up and you thought “When I have kids I am never going to do/say that!” be it the ever popular phrase “Because I said so!”, or “I hope someday you have children just like you!” you just vowed not to do/say it when you grew up. But alas we grow up and have kids and catch ourselves doing/saying those very things, among others.
They happen before you even realize it. Then afterwards you sit there shaking your head saying to yourself “Did I really just say that?”. Not only do we find ourselves saying things we thought we never would but also we see our children doing and saying things that are immensely amusing. Things that you have to correct while at the same time trying to NOT burst into a fit of giggles in front of them.
I thought I’d share some of my funny moments with you and I also invite you to share some in the comments if you so desire. At the very least we will all get a good laugh out of it 😉 Enjoy!
Things I’ve said or learned as a parent….
Toys do not belong in the dishwasher/refrigerator/washing machine etc!
Be prepared to be scared when you clean under your couch! The things you may find will boggle your mind!!
Freshly bathed children will attract all matters of goo!
Anything that comes out of a child will not hurt them going back in! (I was assured of this by a doctor after my oldest daughter, who is now 14, got poop in her hand and then into her mouth when I was changing her diaper!)
When you baby is learning to talk they say the funniest things!! Especially before they can say consonant combinations! You will hear things like “I suck Mom!” (stuck), “I sink Mom!” (stink), etc.
I could go on and on with this list but I will stop now. I will finish with one final lesson I’ve learned, which explains the title of this post….
When your toddler manages to sneak from your purse and consume an entire pack of winterfresh gum the next day their poops will be Minty Fresh!!! (So much for the ol’ wives tale about gum staying in your system for 7 years LOL)