Top 10 Signs You’re A Real Parent
by Gina Valley
Every parent has that moment when they finally know they’re a real parent. Here’s 10 signs that you’ve reached that point.
#10 You let your child wear her bathing suit under her clothes to school because you forgot to throw the load of underwear into the dryer.
#8. You let your 3 year old wear her tutu to her soccer practice just to avoid meltdown number 5 that day.
#7. You’ve offered a significant cash prize to your 5 year old to stay in his own bed for at least 6 hours in a row.
#6. You’ve swished a school uniform around in the box of detergent so it would smell like it was freshly washed.
#5. You spent an entire week serving nothing but orange colored food because that was the only color your son would eat that week.
#4. You’ve told your daughter that if she doesn’t drink her milk she is going to shrivel up like your 97 year old Grandma Yaya.
#2. You wondered if your toddler still needed lunch after he snarfed down the dog’s bowl of kibble while you did a speed bathroom break.
#1. You’ve worn a noodle necklace to work.
Bonus round points if: You let your 2 year old take her nap in the dog’s bed, because any nap is good, and she’s too young to remember you let her do that anyway. Probably.
Laugh Out Loud!
What have you done as a parent that you didn’t expect you would before you had children? What’s something funny you remember your parents or friends doing? Shoot me a comment, so I can add your signs to the list. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.