1/30/08

Things No One Tells You...

There's a conspiracy--things no one tells you will happen when you have kids.

1) You will forever take showers with toys in the tub.
2) Every child will want to eat their pancakes differently--one with butter and syrup, one with just syrup but cut into little pieces, one with butter and a little sprinkle of sugar. Making pancakes here is an art form.
3) You might have to read the same book every night for a good 3 years if it's your child's favorite.
4) You don't set goals for yourself like, "I want to finish a marathon" or "I want to read the works of Shakespeare". Your goals are whittled down to "I want everyone to eat a vegetable today."
5) If math was never your thing, you will feel like a complete LOSER when you help your 3rd grader with a word problem.
6) You are utterly speechless when you park at the mall by the restaurants and your child asks "What's Hooters?"

6 comments:

Jim Casperson said...

Hooters (among other things) is a public inn where men join together to spend too much money, for very bad food, to enjoy the company of each other

Heather & Adam said...

It's called that because...they serve owl?

Jess Addison said...

7) Just how hard it is to have your heart walking around in the bodies of your children!

I love Heather's comment! :)

Chatter said...

Love the list Cathy. And as for your comment on my blog, no I don't do these things on purpose. You know how much stuff I have going on and passports applications were one of those things I was dreading doing (b/c it's tedious) so I put it on the back burner. Cross your fingers for me :). It's all good! There is more coming your way. You'll find out soon enough. We plan on slowing down eventually...
Chatter

Chatter said...

I was thinking about this post today and how I should do one like this. All while my hyper toddler was laughing and talking loud in my face managing to spit his mashed potatoes all over me. Then the tears started to fall. I wish we lived closer too! Maybe one day we will really live in Colorado :). Until then I'll let you know when we'll be there next(no trips planned currently). Thanks for stopping by tonight :)

remorji said...

Hooters is a world famous airline, is it not?