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20 Sweet, Sensible, Sad & Silly Tweets #whenihavekids

By Sunny Chanel |



Remember a time before you had kids? When they were just a sparkle in your eye and not a living, breathing, eating and growing entity living under your roof?

Before you had your children you probably had some pretty grand ideas of what kind of parent you would be and what would be important to you once you had them. Me? I believed my offspring would not watch TV, would not eat sugar and would start studying Mandarin at the age of three. Yeah, that really didn’t work out as planned.  All of us have a short list of  beliefs we hope to hold when we have our kids, whether you follow through…that’s another matter.

This topic was explored on Twitter this week with the conversation starter – the trending topic –  #whenihavekids. There were some common themes amongst the gazillion of tweets from people who don’t have kids yet; the desire to be married before procreating, the wanting to be a better parent then their own and the many men intending to be there for their kids when their own dads were M.I.A. But amongst those were some tweets that were sweet, sad, sensible and silly (as well as a couple of questionable taste).

Check out what these 20 tweeters put down as their hopes for #whenihavekids.

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20 Sweet, Sensible, Sad & Silly Tweets #whenihavekids



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6 thoughts on “20 Sweet, Sensible, Sad & Silly Tweets #whenihavekids

  1. Gib says:

    Is it necessary to have the whole page refresh when you just want that one little picture to change to the next one? So annoying!

    Why are these things common now on Strollerderby? You could have just put them all in a list on one page, but instead you seem to be trying to maximize inconvenience for your readers.

    If this keeps up, I’ll stop reading strollerderby completely.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’m with GIB. How many times do readers have to complain before you guys get the hint that we HATE the slideshows?

  3. Abbey says:

    Maybe they are required to do slide shows. I especially hate them on the mobile version.

  4. joanie says:

    anyhoo… I loved this thread on twitter, although several times I laughed out loud at the rude awakening those optimistic kids were in for!

  5. Kate says:

    I’m with GIB, too. So sick of these.. total waste of my time.

  6. wendi says:

    im surprised Demi lovatos be there. IOne of my big ones was and still is that my kids will always know how much i love them and that they will feel comfortable to tell me anything. They will know that i am disapointed with them but I will never yell at them or make them feel like i am above them.

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