Saturday, August 7, 2010

Never say Never

We all know that Never is a word we should not use in the context of life, motherhood and all things growing up.

Except I am sure we all HAVE said it.

And here is where I insert foot into mouth because I am guilty as charged on the never say never front.

  • I swore I would never give my child a nickname. But I did.
  • I swore I would never use a list when I went grocery shopping. But I have no choice unless I want to go back to the store 3 more times to get what I forgot.
  • I swore I would never change her diaper anywhere besides a designated changing area. But I do. All the time.
  • I swore I would never wash my clothes together. But I am lucky to get them into the washer so I can’t mess with the whole division of colors stuff.
  • I swore I would never make separate meals for my kids. But if I don’t, she would probably starve 6/7 days a week.
  • I swore I would never let her go in public with dirt on her face. But somehow, that dirt just jumps on there when I am not looking.
  • I swore I would have all of our boxes unpacked by now. Living in a new house for 3 months still counts as just moving in, right?
  • I swore my pictures would be edited/uploaded/shared/printed on a regular basis. I am currently working on the end of June through present. And I discovered I haven’t ordered prints since March. Oops.
  • I swore I would never let my child eat anywhere but the kitchen table. But if I don’t let her have snacks during the day, we get back to that not eating thing.

So spill it friends, what do/have you had to insert your foot in your mouth for?



snaphappee said...

I had to laugh because I can soooooo relate! I was NEVER going to let my kids get attached to pacifier - that lasted until I actually had kids. I was definitely NEVER going to lick my thumb and use it to clean off a dirty spot on my child's face. Yeah...well...I'm sure you know how that worked out too.


Anonymous said...

Do you remember how I would laugh when you would say "Mom, I'm NEVER going to her anything but Gianna, change her diaper on the floor ---ewe gross!, wipe her face with my thumb spit,etc,etc.etc. I'm glad you've relaxed!

JJ said...

Never wanted to stick Oman in front of the TV so I could get something done. HA!

Rebecca said...

Saying I'd never touch poop...not saying I do it intentionally, but it happens.

Anonymous said...

Josh said the dogs would Never sleep in the bed....and I also said I would keep the house clean...

Anonymous said...

oh and you said you would never let the dog lick Gianna...

Silver Strands said...

Just found you Andrea - and this post made me laugh! That "never-say-never", good advise!

Heather said...

I have a billion of these things too. I said I would never let my kids watch as much TV as they do. I would never yell. Ooops. I would never let them eat fast food. Ooops.


Danifred said...

I can't even begin to name the number of places I've changed diapers. I'm still sticking by the no mini van rule, but I've broken every other never rule I ever instituted.