Today's post is more of an "I Want to Know".
What do I want to know you ask? I want to know, for my parent readers out there, is what did you say before you had kids that you've reneged on? What I mean is, before you had kids, what did you see other parents/children doing that made you say, "I'LL never let my kids do THAT!". Or, "I'll NEVER do THAT!". Those of you without kids, feel free to weigh in, too! I know you have friends with kids, nieces, nephews, etc. Or, what do you see parents/kids doing that you "would NEVER let yours do"?
My list of these is long, but what made me want to do this post, is a moment that I had over the weekend. Jillian stayed with her Paw-Paw and Bubby this past Friday night so that John and I could attend WordCamp Mid-Atlantic on Saturday (we even had time for a movie Friday night, too!). We all went out to dinner when we picked up Josh and Jillian on Saturday evening. Jillian was dirty, but at dinner, she exhibited her usual exuberance for food and rubbed chili into her hair. And chili caked hair just doesn't cut it for church Sunday morning. Realizing that by the time we got home from Southern Maryland (well after bedtime), it would be too late to give her a bath, I did some quick thinking. And did something that was never on my "I would NEVER do THAT!" list. Simply because I had never seen it done. I ran out to the car, grabbed her sleeper from her overnight bag. I whisked my dirty, chili covered babe off to the ladies room and proceeded to lean her back and "wash" her hair in the sink at Hard Times Cafe. This was not a pleasant experience for either me or Jillian, but we came out of the bathroom with relatively clean (at least, food free) hair, clean diaper and clean sleeping clothes donned. My mix of emotions swung from proud of myself ("I'm so creative!") to terribly embarrassed ("I can't believe I just did that!").
So spill it for me faithful blog readers...what have you done with kids that you never, ever thought you'd do?
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