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post #1 of 78
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I laugh about some of the things I used to think/say/advise, prior to actually becoming a parent. 

 

Whenever somebody says "I never..." or "My kids never..."  My Mom always says "Be careful what you say, because your kids will make a liar out of you!!"

 

After seeing the floor of my cousin's car, I thought to myself "I will never let MY kids eat in the car!" 

 

Yeah right!  I could feed a family of four on the cheerios and goldfish under the carseats!!  (Haha, not literally, of course!!)

 

What did you used to think or say, before your kids taught you better?????

post #2 of 78

I made a comment about it being ridiculous about a 3 year old still not being potty trained.  That was about 2 years ago.  Check out my location.  Yea, footinmouth.gif tomato.gif

 

ETA, HUmble pie tastes like @$$!

post #3 of 78

Something about not putting up with tantrums.  And then I had the older one.  Ack!  I think when you make comments like that, God takes it as an opportunity to teach you a lesson in humility by giving you a child who proves you wrong.

post #4 of 78
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Originally Posted by mamazee View Post

 Ack!  I think when you make comments like that, God takes it as an opportunity to teach you a lesson in humility by giving you a child who proves you wrong.



Yeah I used to think once a baby turned around one they should no longer have a pacifier.  Then my son came along and just gave it up on his own last week at two months shy of FOUR!

post #5 of 78

I don't remember the things I said (I've blocked them out, probably), but AFTER I had kids I do remember thinking "I will never..." or "My kids won't..."  after seeing or hearing about other children's behavior.

 

And I swear, every single time I've thought that, guess what happened a few years later?

 

 

Broke that habit! :lol:

post #6 of 78

I remember when my friends had their first kid and they did not believe in CIO. I thought they were crazy. I was all like, 'just put the kid down and let him cry. He'll go to sleep eventually." I also couldn't understand WHY they insisted on being home ALL the time-refused for the first year or so to even go out at night if it meant missing bed time. Drove me nuts.

 

Fast forward to now and I have a 2 1/2 yr old who snuggles next to me every night and who has never CIO'd nor slept away from me for even one night.

 

post #7 of 78
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Originally Posted by ~Charlie's~Angel~ View Post

I made a comment about it being ridiculous about a 3 year old still not being potty trained.  That was about 2 years ago.  Check out my location.  Yea, footinmouth.gif tomato.gif

 

ETA, HUmble pie tastes like @$$!



LOL!!!!twins.gif

post #8 of 78

I remember hearing about extended nursers and saying "Uh, yeah, if they're old enough to ask for it, they don't need it anymore/it's gross/weird, etc..." Hmm, guess whose son most politely says "I hab ninnies peas?" before bedtime every night? :)

post #9 of 78

At my wedding I had some family I don't see too often, and that included a 3 year old boy. He had a meltdown the morning on the wedding (not AT the wedding, just before) and I was saying something about him acting like a brat just when his father came out the door. I have no idea if he heard it or not, but it rests on my heart that I even thought that... hello, 3 year olds have tantrums! I can't believe I even thought that, much less said it out loud.

 

- Mom of 5 year old who STILL has some tantrums

post #10 of 78

"I'll leave the circumcision decision up to my husband... after all, he's the one with the penis."  Thankfully, our first child was a girl. 

 

"If they're old enough to say 'Please, mother, may I have some milk from your breasts?' they're too old to nurse." My daughter is turning 4 in a couple months and she's still nursing. thumb.gif

post #11 of 78

"No toys for my future children.  Only books and supplies." 

 

Uh huh.  Right. 

post #12 of 78

I said I wouldn't breastfeed b/c its gross, and formula is just as good.  Uhh....yeah, says the mom who still NIP's her 22mo!  LOL!   (I'm kind of a lactivist too, had a LONG discussion with my cousin about why its best just a few days ago LOL!)

 

ETA - YAY MDC cause this is the forum that got me to even THINK about it!!


Edited by Super~Single~Mama - 11/23/10 at 8:21am
post #13 of 78

Yep, another one who had issues with extended nursing before. I though my cousin, who nursed her girls to age 2 was crazy. I've now nursed two kids past age 4.

post #14 of 78

I definitely said "if they're old enough to ask for it, they're too old for it" in regards to breastfeeding and diaper changes (i.e. they should be potty trained early)... And then my DD started asking for diaper changes AND  mama milk before she hit a year... and then I nursed her until she was 2 1/2 (um, but she did potty train before 2)... Ds1 is still not completely trained at 3 1/2. 

 

I'm sure I said a lot of other stupid things, too.  LOL

post #15 of 78

Then: "Why will that 4yo not say hi to me when I chirp it to him? Huh, weird. I'll make sure MY kid NEVER does that. Hmph." :lol

 

Now: "Ds, for the 2598th time, why don't you say hi when someone says hi to you? Becauuuuse, I don't want to." Oh.

 

post #16 of 78

I once told my cousin that I'd teach my one year old to behave - she'd never try to pull books from the bookshelves.  rolleyes.gif

post #17 of 78

hahaha!  What didn't I say!  Even after I had my first one I thought she was the way she was because of my spectacular parenting.  Then came #2.  She still challenges me in every way.

post #18 of 78

I could never walk around with spit up on my clothes. Yuck, gross!

One day DS spit up on top of my head while in backcarry and I calmly thought "I guess I'll have to take a shower...    ... later"

footinmouth.gif

post #19 of 78

Let's see, where to begin!! I said I'd never have a baby in bed with me... Now by 3 a.m. there's four of us crammed into the full size bed.  If only I hadn't been in denial about co sleeping maybe I would have shelled out for a queen at least when we got married.  LOL.

 

post #20 of 78

I'd never have a section, supplement or use disposables... ummmm... now I know!

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