Have I learned nothing in almost six years of parenting?
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn from these examples from a week in the Cliff house:

Don't feed your two year old chili while she's wearing a white sweater. It can't turn out good.

Also, when your two year old asks you if she can please open her own bag of instant oatmeal, don't just hand her the package with no guidance. She will rip it with all her might right down the middle and send oatmeal flakes all over the kitchen. ALL. OVER. THE. KITCHEN.

Please, raise your four-year-old in such a way that he will KNOW it's inappropriate to yell "Hey, look at that funny old man!" when an older gentlemen in a wheel chair passes in front of your home. [Horrifying.]

When you whisper to your four-year-old, "Yes, you may have an apple in just a second, but wait until I lay Lauryn down for her nap", please don't assume he knows it's meant to be kept quiet. He will immediately yell, "Hey Lauryn! After you lay down for your nap, I get an apple!" Nap time will be delayed while she finishes her apple.

File Under: What was I thinking?

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

LOL at the funny old man comment. Good grief! I am just starting to receive small doses of embarrassment in public. The other day at the Lowe's checkout, Wyatt tried to give some random guy one of his "boogies". I just wanted to die! :-)

March 17, 2008 at 4:00 PM 

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March 17, 2008 at 9:26 PM 

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