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It’s Apparent You’re A Parent If…

It’s Apparent You’re A Parent If…

Is your “parent” showing?

Might be.

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Here’s some indicators to look for.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you know 6 different ways for a person to turn his teeth blue and only 1 of them involves food coloring.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you know where the bathroom is located in every retail establishment within 63 miles of your home, and where it falls on the grossness scale.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you have ever said to someone, “Oh just eat it.  It’s not like it going to kill you.”

It’s apparent you’re a parent if when one of your dining companions announces he’s going to visit the facilities you holler after him, “You better not spit your broccoli in the toilet.  And, remember to file the paper work!”

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you have found a large yellow Tonka truck fully loaded with your underwear (yes, they were clean, in addition to being cold) in your refrigerator.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if a person you brought with you to Target has just announce in a loud clear voice that the stranger in front of you in line is “a big fatty.”

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It’s apparent you’re a parent if you have had a heated argument about which is worse to clean up: barf or poop.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you have considered calling a contractor for a bid on putting a large garbage disposal in the floor and automatic sprinklers in the ceiling of your living room.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if your dog seems to have the best personal hygiene habits out of everyone you live with.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you have ever uttered the phrase, “Stop calling him a ‘poopie head.  We’re late for church!’”

It’s apparent you’re a parent if your refrigerator door spends more time open than closed.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Gina Valley Apparent You’re A Parent It’s apparent you’re a parent if, on more than one occasion, you have bribed someone with a cookie to clean something.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you can’t remember the last time you were in a bathroom alone.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if some of the laundry you are trying to wash must first be chased down and subdued.

There’s also a chance you might just be living in a rowdy frat house.

But, that’s really the same thing.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What’s your favorite indicator of parenthood or kid wrangler?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

And, thanks for reading.  I appreciate you stopping by and sharing some giggles with me.

11 Responses
  • Bryan Thompson
    March 7, 2013

    “It’s apparent you’re a parent if you know where the bathroom is located in every retail establishment within 63 miles of your home, and where it falls on the grossness scale.” – true that!

    Here’s one – It’s apparent you’re a parent of one when you still go to nice restaurants. Often. You’re a parent of two when you go once in a while to nice restaurants and they sit you in the BACK of the restaurant where NO WAITER EVER GOES and other kids are throwing food and throwing their bodies on the floor. And if you have three, you just eat at fast food joints with playgrounds all the rest of your days. 🙂

    • gina valley
      March 10, 2013

      Very true, Bryan! Lol!

      Sometimes I can see tears forming in the waiter’s eyes when our pack approaches a restaurant. 🙂

  • EducateWithToys
    March 9, 2013

    Sounds familiar about knowing where the bathrooms are located in your vicinity!! I hate using public bathrooms; I’d rather make a mad dash home…

    • gina valley
      March 10, 2013

      I’d rather go at home, too. I can hold it a long time. But, many in my pack have a very short early warning detector, so I have developed a sense of nearby available facilities just to be on the safe and dry side. 🙂

  • Cody
    March 10, 2013

    My team at work had to tell me what grumpy cat is this week – and then I definitely felt like a parent.

    • gina valley
      March 10, 2013

      Lol! Right now one of my teenagers seems to have a chronic case of grumpies. I’ve threatened to start a blog site with pictures illustrating GrumpyTeen.
      Either way, definitely feeling like a parent!

  • Pam from Two Loons
    March 11, 2013

    I’ve come close to uttering almost all of those comments or ones very similar. The only way to get through it is with a sense of humor — otherwise you don’t stand a chance. Very funny blog. Thanks for the much needed laugh first thing this morning.

  • I love this! I’m definitely a parent. I can relate to many of these, but I definitely know all the clean restrooms in retail stores within a 100 mile radius. 🙂

  • Karen Presley Dawkins
    March 11, 2013

    Don’t tell my kids, but I think I got off easy! 🙂

  • I definitely am learning where all the loos are now that I am potty training!!!
    LOL
    Leigh

  • ladyladuke
    March 13, 2013

    That’s so cute. ‘It’s apparent you’re a parent’ can actually be said 5 times fast, no prob!