To continue my ongoing "You Know You're A Parent" series, I'd like to pay tribute to any about-to-become parents for the first time and if it's okay, let me give you one piece of advice:
Get Some Sleep Now... (seriously :)
(We return you to your regularly scheduled post)
So, without further adieu (seeing as you just got here) I present the YKYAPW (Exhausted Edition):
You know you're a parent when...
|The Final Diaper (and yes, it's clean :)|
...No. 3 Son graduates from diapers to Pull-ups!!!
Nearly seven years of continuous diaper changing is OVER... (and it only takes ten minutes to control the weeping of gratitude.)
You look at the package below and wonder how this will end up being a speedy Derby race car (seeing as we never had these growing up in Ireland!)
|Lightning McQueen, eat your piston out :)|
...After enjoying a power nap during a red light, you remember that once you dreamt of selling a million books, plus being wined and dined at the Ritz.
You smile at the reality that you've probably bought a million chicken nuggets and the closest you've been to the Ritz was those new crackers that were on sale last week!
...No. 3 Son, still happy from his Potty Promotion, now seems determined to conquer the world - or at least the back garden...
|The magic works & the Balls Dance!! Next stop, Metropolis!!|
Sadly, you lose out on being hip with your friends when you can't use the usual "I'm just resting my eyes for a minute and can still listen to the dialogue" excuse.
...While coaching soccer to No. 1 Son and his U-6 squad, the following conversation happens during practice:
"Coach, you've got hair on your arms," said Player 1.
"Yep," said a tired you.
"Coach, you've got hair on your legs," said an insistent Player 1.
"I do, yes, now lets-"
"Coach, why don't you have any hair on your head?"
(You wonder if suspensions are allowed ahead of the first game...)
"Oh, it's okay," said Player 2. "I know, it's because Coach is old like my daddy and he has no hair, too."
Players 3,4 and 5 then moderated the round-grass discussion on male pattern baldness. (Lord Baldernot would have been impressed :)
...And finally, your new favorite toy (evah) is Woody from Toy Story.
|Bald really can be beautiful (and square-looking)|
And, I never knew... :)