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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I will NEVER..oops...

16 year old me... "I will NEVER...."

Let my kids watch power rangers. That's obviously what made my little brother so violent. I was never that violent. I never wanted to watch shows like that nor did I....soooo, clearly his desire to fight and use me as his punching bag has something to do with the mighty morphin power rangers

26 year old me...

Let my boys watch power rangers for 2 solid hours on my ipad.... Then proceed to let them reinact the fighting scenes and wrestle in the living room. Realize that's just what boys do!

16 year old me... "I will NEVER..."

Tell my kids they can't have friends over because the house is messy. Oh, I'll take it one step further.... I will have a clean house at ALL times. Really, how hard can it be?!....then my kids can have friends over when ever they want....

26 year old me....

"No, they can't come in the house. Why...because its a mess...when will it be clean you ask... I just don't forsee that EVER happening" (realize that when you clean one room, they destroy the whole rest of the house... and have come to grips with the fact that it will NEVER been entirely clean!)

16 year old me... "I will NEVER..."

dress my kids out of style. My kids are going to be the cool kids. I will style their hair every morning and dress them in name brand clothes. They will never wear sweat pants... Oh and NEVER EVER be mismatched"\

26 year old me....

"I KNOW the socks I gave you aren't matching, but they are close enough...grey and black are almost the same color..." and " sweetie, just because your sweat pants and shirt are both shades or red doesn't mean that they match...oh well, just get in the car...Yes, you can wear your green tie with it"

16 year old me... "I will NEVER..."
Do my kid's school project for them. Dad did my viking ship project for me and created a hand carved, carefully glued and constructed viking ship model. The teacher was so proud of it she had me stay for her other classes and show it to the upper classmen. I was PLAGUED with guilt because this was my job... (Dad) "no, don't try to cut that...no, dont try to put that together...here, you just hold the bottle of glue while I do it"

26 year old me...

"Quinton, are you SURE you don't want me to spray paint your castle that you made for school?... How about we make it out of popcycle sticks instead of the cardboard box?...Mommy could get some wood for you to use....what's that, you like it the way it is....ummmm.... you sure you don't want to color it or something?.."

So, I'm learning EVERYTHING changes when you become a parent. I guess its not as easy as I thought :P