Julia’s sister-in-law and the Sisterhood’s honourary fifth sister, Kim, is here for her second guest post! Her first, about a steamy Leo DiCaprio dream, can be found here.
Something wonderful happens when you become a parent. Your world changes for the better and your heart becomes bigger and filled with love beyond any capacity that you even knew was humanly impossible. You would do anything, be anything, for your small bundle of joy and often times you do.
You become that parent that sings goofy songs to distract your child from their most recent bruise; you do ridiculous dances to entertain them while their meal is cooking and partly because you’re bored and full of caffeine. You start judging other parents and the choices they make because they are different from yours and you become a hypocrite of your own words only a few months into parenthood, because you had no idea what you were talking about then.
Yes, becoming parent changes things. It changes you. Sometimes it’s messy and silly and hard and emotional. So to help you remember that it’s worth it and that even if today is rough, tomorrow will be a new day, I’ve made a drinking game just for parents! Because hey – who couldn’t use a little break to relax after you’ve spent all day wiping the same nose, butt and face!?
Never Ever: The Parenting Edition
Rules: Gather your favourite friends with shorties and have a sip/shot/gulp for every sentence that is true. Feel free to add your own statements too!
Never ever have I washed toys that were once in the toilet.
Never ever have I served my kid hot dogs or macaroni and cheese for three or more meals within the same week.
Never ever have I retrieved an object from my child’s orifice that wasn’t their mouth.
Never ever have I expanded the 10-second rule beyond one minute.
Never ever have I let my kid wear the same outfit more than three days in a row.
Never ever have I told my kid to be careful when climbing bookshelves, dressers or counters.
Never ever have I skipped every other page during stories.
Never ever have I broken into my kid’s candy stash from Easter/Halloween/Christmas.
Never ever have I blamed my kid for my own lateness.
Never ever have I questioned if a substance was poop or chocolate/pee or water.
Never ever have I let my kid eat snacks found in their car seat, couch cushions or underneath the furniture.
Never ever have I seen my kid hanging from a chandelier and thought to myself, “I’ve seen them do worse.”
Never ever have I thought, “Unless there’s blood, I’m not breaking up their fight.”
Never ever have I seen my kid doing something dangerous and thought about how it would make for an awesome extreme sport.
Never ever have I had to fish poop out of the bath, shower or sink.
Never ever have I used the same threats on my kids that my parents did with me.
Never ever have I taken my kid out in a Halloween costume and it wasn’t even October.
Never ever have I saved getting out dessert for when my kids are in bed.
Never ever have I pretended I didn’t know my kid when they had a temper tantrum in public.
Please drink responsibly and think about saving this game for a night when the sitter can sleep over! 😉
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