Parents are a weird bunch. We do weird things like sing goofy songs to make our children smile in public places and wipe their faces with our spit. Or maybe that's just me. Either way, I often laugh at some of the things I do now as a parent that I never would've dreamed of in my pre-parent days. There are definitely plenty of things I thought were gross/weird/annoying before becoming a parent that I don't even bat an eyelash at now. Here are just a few:
1. Saying "you won't understand until you're a parent"
Hearing this used to make me frustrated beyond belief, and I remember feeling so patronized when parents would say it. I have a background in child development and have worked with children in a ton of different capacities during the almost 10 years before I became a parent. I had been surrounded by children for years, so obviously I could understand the plight of parents.
So, about that ... it's totally true. You just don't know until you're a parent. I realize now thatRead More »from 8 Parenting Habits I Thought Were Totally Annoying — Until I Became a Mom