Things that scare parents…

by Lynn on October 26, 2010

When you decide to have a baby, you make a startling discovery.

Getting pregnant isn't as easy as they said it would be.

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After years of trying, your baby finally arrives…
…and everything takes a back seat to feedings and diaper changes.

Remember when we used to be able to take a shower?

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Parenting puts things into perspective.
You begin to realize what’s really important.
In fact, you’ll go to extraordinary lengths to get it.

We're getting a hotel room...so we can SLEEP!

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You start to feel pretty good about your parenting skills,
until you begin to talk to other parents.

Junior has already written his essay for Princeton, and he hasn't even begun to walk yet!

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As your kid grows, you are relieved to say goodbye to the diaper stage,
but then you realize that your house is doomed to stink, forever.

Geez, this gym bag smells worse than dirty diapers.

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As your kids head into their teens, you make a horrible discovery.

It's official. We've turned into our parents.

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You buy a convertible and enter a mid-life crisis,
just in time to send your kid to college.

Tuition costs HOW much?

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And that, my friends, is parenting in a nutshell.
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Kelly October 26, 2010 at 6:16 am

Lol just gets better and better – huh? :)

Karen, author ot "My Funny Dad, Harry" October 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

You describe parenting very well here, as usual with great pictures to go along with it.
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Sunday October 26, 2010 at 6:29 am

I love your little animals…by the third picture I started to wonder if they were from a Noah’s ark set. The last picture made me laugh out loud. Too cute!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart October 26, 2010 at 7:23 am

Have mercy! It’s true. It’s all true. LOL!

Nancy @ el vigilante October 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

It’s never over. Waiting for the picture where your kid is picking out the nursing home you will staying in. :)
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Pamela October 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

Your animals are awesome. We have two out of college, and three in high school. This SPOKE to me ;)

Diane October 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

How true!!! The hotel..too funny!!!! I can’t wait for my convertible!!
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HaveMyelin? October 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I come here when I NEED (as in…addictive type of need, LOL) a laugh.

You always supply.

Okay that sounds bad but…it’s true. =p

Jamie October 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Oh how the truth rings out in your post. I haven’t even gotten close to the teen years, but I think I have a decent idea…. and I’m frightened to death.
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Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue October 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Yep, I think you covered just about everything! LOL

Aleta October 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I don’t have children, but this was hilarious!

Jen October 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

You are so right.

And this should be handed out where they hand out the condoms so that people know. ;)

J.J. in L.A. October 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Haha! My b-i-l bought a Miata for his 50th birthday, shortly before his oldest son started looking at colleges. Whoops! lol!
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Saucyb October 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Now THAT was clever! And quite spot on description of this parenting gig.

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Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 October 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I’m laughing, I’m crying, and nodding my head all the way along! So glad I stopped by (at last!) from SITS!

Christine October 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Haha! I’m not a parent yet, but looking back on my childhood/watching others grow up I can totally see this. Awesome!

The Retired One October 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hang in there…..until you get to the Grandma and Grandpa stage…the best is yet to come!!!! xxoo
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Turtle October 27, 2010 at 2:37 am

No kids here either, but I had to laugh knowing full well that my parents could so totally relate! Thanks for the giggle!
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Valerene Matthews, Malaysia October 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

loved this post! brilliant!
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Rebekah C October 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm

LOL! Well put!
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Amy November 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Too funny and true! Thanks for the laugh.

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