It’s the little things that underline our role in modern society. We breeders, we’re not like them single and carefree folk.
We have minivans to drive, thank you very much. Soccer practice takes precedence over scotch tastings, and if you’re up late on a consulting job, chances are you’re advising Grade 4 science fair experiments.
Every night you could have a threesome, foursome, or fivesome – if you want to. Those kids will sneak into your bed at any and every opportunity. While your single friends are chasing someone to snuggle, parents crave the real estate of a bed with only one person in it.
These are the subtle hints each day that remind us that yes, indeed, we have a different lens with which we view the world.
For instance, I can name all the members of The Backyardigans, the last movie I saw in a theatre was Pirates Band of Misfits, and the last book I read was All The Hippos Go Berserk.
Go ahead, see what other parents are saying, and then add your own to the list.
You Know You’re A Parent, When …..
Winning! 1 of 9
Driving 2 of 9
At Work 3 of 9
Worried 4 of 9
When You Gotta Go 5 of 9
Eating Out 6 of 9
Shopping 7 of 9You Know You're A Parent When ... You finally find the time to go shopping by yourself and the first store you hit is Gap Kids.
- Regina Principe
Image Credit: Bjorn Bulthuis
Walking 8 of 9
Thoughtful 9 of 9
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