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The Readers Respond: Before I Had a Toddler I Swore I'd Never…

By Lori Garcia |

In the oh-so deep words of Justin Bieber, “Never say never”…probably because it almost always comes back to haunt you.

Before I had a toddler I swore I’d never do any of those wacky, stereotypical mom things. I really thought I was above all that momsense; clearly I was high on pregnancy hormones.

Before I had kids I swore I’d never…

…use the word” poopy”. Man, I hate that word.

…apologize for “mistakes” I didn’t even make just to diffuse an awkward toddler situation.

throw myself on the floor and copy a tantrum.

get a black eye from my child.

…lie about my child’s age to take advantage of discounts.

take a picture of myself covered in poopy (there I go again with that stupid word).

But enough about me, this is what y’all had to say:

Before you had a toddler you swore you’d never…

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Parents Reveal the Things They Swore They Would Never Do

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Now it’s your turn! Before you had a toddler you swore you’d never…[let us know in the comments]! 

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About Lori Garcia


Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “The Readers Respond: Before I Had a Toddler I Swore I'd Never…

  1. Ericka says:

    Use candy to bribe my kiddo!

  2. Éilis says:

    Let her watch tv! She’s 14 months and she’s only seen maybe 3 hours of tv, when I was sick and could barely get up off the sofa, but she’s dancing to Sesame Street right now while I hold a heating pad to my uterus :(

  3. Pam Hardy says:

    this one hits home,

  4. Rusti says:

    be the mom whose kid was throwing a fit in the grocery store. man, as I fooling myself or WHAT??

  5. Katie says:

    I’m only a nanny, and I almost constantly have the mickey mouse clubhouse theme song stuck in my head, and we don’t even watch it that much!

  6. Catherine says:

    Let them watch TV, play with princesses, Barbies…

  7. Liza says:

    Lie. “Oh, the TV is broken.” “No, we don’t have the right money to put in the musical horsey.” “All the markers dried up.”

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