World Citizen Wednesdays #17: You Know You Are A Parent When…
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
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This week we ask them to complete this sentence:
You know you’re a parent when…
Amanda of Miss Panda Chinese: You start listening to Eentsy Weentsy Spider in the car and singing with the tune when the kids are not with you.
Cordelia of Multilingual Mama: You wipe an arse other than your own without thinking twice. Same goes for all undesired body fluids.
Christi of Learning to Be the Light: You apologize to the stuffed animal you stepped on…by name…
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: You call your spouse Dada.
Olga of The European Mama: No matter how tired you are you still find the strength to play another game, to sing another song, to do another puzzle…When the prospect of going grocery shopping on your own seems just as tempting as a whole day at a spa…When you find your child’s sunglasses in the fridge.
Daria of Making Multicultural Music: You put on your shoe and there’s a cucumber slice hidden from last night’s dinner inside of it. (really happened!)
Aisha of Hartlyn Kids: When you can pick up poop with your bare hands and think nothing of it
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: When you look into your pocketbook (purse/handbag) to look for a lipstick, and the only thing that you find that has “colors” are the crayons you just pulled out! Plus, your pocketbook (purse/handbag) turns into a diaper bag, with a change of clothes, snacks, toys, sanitizer, napkins, etc. and the only thing in the bag that belongs to your is your wallet, and cell phone.
[Although, as Jody of Mud Hut Mama points out: What does belong to you still? I think the only things I own at this point are my grey hairs and my wrinkles and they are gifts from my girls.]
Leanna of All Done Monkey: You decide to change your shirt not based on *whether* it has milk/oatmeal/playdough on it, but how much and how obvious.
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! Watch for more answers to this prompt in next week’s installment!
You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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