World Citizen Wednesdays #18: You Know You Are A Parent When…
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This week we continue finishing this sentence:
You know you’re a parent when…
Mary of Sprout’s Bookshelf: You go to a big meeting at work wearing a Dora the Explorer bandaid, and think nothing of it.
Stephanie of InCultureParent: When you catch yourself using kid words in adult conversation. And when you think absolutely nothing of having 1-2 little bodies with you in the bathroom every time you’re in there.
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: When taking a shower involves singing silly songs while your 3 year-old stands right outside the shower door and sings along…When you find random crayons, blocks and toy balls in your purse.
Melissa of Where Going Havo?: When you find yourself identifying to an uncomfortable extent with the parents in the story – when Marmee is suddenly more relatable than Jo, Ma is closer to you than Laura, you think the worried parents in the movie for/about teenagers actually have a pretty good point…
Carrie of Crafty Moms Share: You are constantly asked where your little one is when you go out without her. Or are referred to as “so-and-so’s” Mommy.
Varya of Little Artists: You still wake up every few hours after your baby’s been weaned for over a year! (yep, I did that)! And you also know you are a parent when after you stopped co-sleeping with your baby, you still sleep on the edge of the bed!
Kristen of Toddling in the Fast Lane: You leave the bathroom door open since it’s just a matter of time until they find you…
Kim of The Educators’ Spin On It: Your purse becomes a mini diaper bag, the floor of your car becomes a mini toy box…and you make it almost all the way to the store alone, for once, in the car when you realize you’ve been listening to a children’s CD the whole time!
Annabelle of the piri-piri lexicon: A trip to the supermarket alone is like a holiday!
Leanna of All Done Monkey: You walk around all day forgetting about the stickers someone put on your shirt…and not realizing there’s another one on your bottom.
Ute of expatsincebirth: Most of the things mentioned are more for parents of young(er) children. I would add “you know, you’re a parent of a pupil/schoolkid ” when… : your wallet belongs to you again, you don’t have any diapers etc. in your bag anymore, everything in your bag belongs to you and to you only and you can wear light colours again. It takes some time, but slowly, the bag gets emptier (first the milk bottles “disappear” maybe with the paficiers/dummies, then the diapers with the changing mat etc., then the spare clothes ) and leaves space for Ipads, mum’s stuff etc. The only thing I still have in my bag is a small first-aid kit.
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! 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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