Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Innocent

I find it interesting how dads and moms handle the little things in parenting! (This is in no way meant to disrespect my husband!) Take these scenarios:

It's lunchtime.
Dad fixes Child #1's lunch, then Child #2's, then Child #3's.
Mom spreads peanut butter on Child #1's sandwich with left hand while slicing apples for Child #2 with right hand. Child #3's mac and cheese is already cooking in the microwave.

Baby spits up on parent's clothing.
Mom blots it from her pants with a wet wipe.
Dad changes his entire outfit.

Family goes out for a walk.
Mom takes a leisurely stroll, enjoying the fresh air and the chance for the boys to yell without being shushed.
Dad runs at full speed pulling the wagon full of kids behind him.

Children haven't had a bath in three days and it's bedtime.
Dad says, "Oh well. They'll live."
Mom feels guilty, wipes everyone down with a washcloth, and makes them change their underwear to tide them over until the next "real" bath.


  1. Some of those are very true of us too... especially the dad changing his clothes part!

  2. lol I had to laugh out loud at dad running full speed with the wagon... been there! lol

    Hope you are having a blessed day!



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