Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The List

Things I never thought (before I had kids) that I would do or have to do (after I had kids.)
  1. Sleep in a toddler bed. (And by toddler bed, I am referring to a crib with one side removed. Hard. or should I say extremely firm, mattress included.)

  2. Allow my kids to eat chocolate Pop-Tarts while lounging on the couch watching television.

  3. Allow my kids to watch television.

  4. Leave the house with soaking wet, uncombed hair.

  5. Dry my hair with a space heater at work.

  6. Sleep on a makeshift bed of couch cushions placed on the floor.

  7. Sleep sideways in a queen size bed with three three year olds.

  8. Sneak a snack in the bathroom.

  9. Crawl across the floor in an attempt to sneak out of a bedroom in the middle of the night.

  10. Eat a meal while holding a baby. (Sorry about that chicken parm incident, Anna.)

  11. Sleep with an infant in the bed with me.

  12. Carry half of my body weight in the form of two toddlers.

7 comments:

Julia said...

hahahaha, so true! Except for the chocolate part (they are allergic), I relate!

Hope's Mama said...

Can so relate! Just not on the three babies part! Everything changes once they arrive, that's for sure.
xo

Mamma Sol said...

Oh, I know! I think you just may have inspired me to do a similar post. My list will be looooong...

JEN said...

I thought my child would never watch television either. I thought wrong.

Cindy said...

I second EVERY item on your list!
When I had my first girl our favorite thing to tell friends/family was, "this is a child not a pinata - do NOT stuff her with candy!" And no TV. Well, she is 6 and her sisters are 2 and our reality has changed a bit. I have done everything on your list and then some. It makes me laugh - who did I think I was? We have stuck to the important points but have let go of our sillier insistence. Who doesn't like pop-tarts while watching tv?

Polyvorina said...

Well, I don't have kids yet but I've done numbers 4, 5 and 8 (don't ask, lol). Does that mean I'm a little better prepared than most?! ;) I kid of course. Nothing could prepare you I'm sure. This blog is so fun to read though and this post, like most others, was highly amusing.

Jen said...

I love this list! It has so much love :)