...but now do. How many times did you see parents doing something and the first thing you said was "When I am a parent I will NEVER do that!". Um, yeah. We all said those things and most of us are doing them now anyway and understanding why those parents did it too. You do what works best for YOUR family and let all your pre-baby thoughts go out the door. What is an extra 20 minutes of Elmo anyway, right?
Michelle Zipp, a writer for cafemom.com, wrote up a really relatable list of all the things she swore she would never do as a parent. I have a feeling you will relate and get a good laugh too.
... feed them anything that was frozen like chicken nuggets or fish sticks or mini pizzas. Sometimes convenience wins.
... let them be the boss of me. Sometimes they are. And I think that's okay. Not to the point where it's out of control, but there are times where I cave and let them have their way ... within reason.
... buy them the ridiculous toy they don't need but decide they have to have in the store.
... use bribery to get them to do something.
... put my child on a leash. I tried it twice. It wasn't for us, but I understand how it works to keep kids safe.
... let my kids act like THAT ... when seeing a child have a meltdown. Of course this was before I had kids and was enlightened to the fact that THAT just happens sometimes.
... co-sleep. Now I love snuggling with my babies.
... wear flats. I'm a heels wearing girl. But I just can't do it all the time at the playground. Most of the time I'm in sensible wedges, but I do own some flats much to the horror of my former self.
... change. For some reason I thought change was bad. I know now that's it's not. I've changed in some of the most amazing ways possible and I owe a lot of it to motherhood.
Any think you would like to add to this list? Do you do something you swore you wouldn't ever do as a parent? Share with us!