You know those preconceived ideas of parenthood you have when you’re not yet a parent? I know them only too well, because they always seem to come back to bite me. Like, daily.
Before kids: I was never going to give in to whining.
With kids: OhdearGod, take whatever you want just please stop whining! YES! Here’s Mommy’s credit card!!!
Before kids: Oh, my kids will never run around like that.
With kids: They’re running around, but they’re not screaming. The sounds of pounding feet are serene compared to screaming. Proceed.
Well, I admit to also having some ideas about how I will handle certain things during my kids’ teenage years.
One thing that never crossed my mind was that one day, I might use Facebook to get my kid a prom date. I mean, are you kidding? How horrifying!
Then I wrote this story for SheKnows.com. And once again, my preconceived notions have come back to bite me.
Pop on over to SheKnows and then let me know what you think!