Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

Bookmark It: Message With A Bottle

Baby brain.  You can’t explain it to people who don’t have children – it’s a phenomenon only parents can understand.  You’re sleep deprived, you’re busier than ever, you’ve got a whole new set of skills to teach and potential disasters to avert.  No wonder you can’t remember anything!  One new Dad has found a way of overcoming that dastardly mental deficiency: he leaves himself notes all over the house, reminding himself “what to do, and sometimes more importantly, what not to do when raising a child.”

Stay-at-home-Dad Chris Illuminati, author of the book A**holeology: The Science Behind Getting Your Way, created a Tumblr site featuring photos of the post-its he uses to keep himself sane.  His notes-to-self are less how-to’s and more often commentary about parenting itself, full of humor and heart.  Here are a few of my faves:

Mad props for complimenting the old lady, son!

As the mother of a 4-year-old girl, I’ll admit that my definition of “need” has softened over the years.  Two weeks ago I was completely convinced that my daughter absolutely had to have a new set of Little Miss Matched knee socks.  I mean, stars, hearts and polka dots in rainbow colors are essential for brain function, no?  (What can I say?  It’s the little things that make parenting fun.  And I’m a sucker for a sale.)

Finally, one every parent can wholeheartedly relate to:

Something our kids will probably all start saying to us when they turn 16.

Follow Message With A Bottle on Tumblr, and while you’re at it, you can follow my Tumblr, Wisdom of a 4-Year-Old, too.


Tagged as: ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.