My son, Ethan, is two. We're starting That Great Adventure...potty training. Yesterday I realized he's incited me to do several things I wouldn't have thought I would do pre-kids.
Outdoor potty breaks. I'm not against copping a squat when the occasion is appropriate, but consenting to a toddler peeing off the back porch? Didn't see that one coming.
Bribery and extortion. I consider myself an upstanding citizen, but when you've just spent the last 20 minutes trying to get someone else to put on pants, less-than-favorable methods come into play.
Middle-name calling. In lieu of shouting or having a nervous breakdown in the middle of JC Penney while Ethan squealed while weaving in and out of clothing racks, I resorted to a stern "Ethan Lucas," hissed with ferocity.
Consider M&Ms and two strawberries a complete meal. Ethan's a pretty good eater. He's also an accomplished snacker. I've decided to make food a non-issue, since he tends to eat well in general. And by in general I mean over the course of a week.
What about you guys? Anything you refuse to do when you have kids? Anything you parents out there have done that you thought you wouldn't?
Posted by Erin of The Fierce Beagle
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