Things we learn from children

My mum linked to a warm and fuzzy blogpost about life and what we learn from our kids – The original blog post is lovely and I am sure has many parents smiling and nodding in agreement πŸ™‚

This is my realistic view of the 10 things you learn πŸ™‚ please bear in mind I am not a parent nor do I have solid plans to be one and discover all the highs and lows! But I did help my step mum with by younger siblings so I am not completely oblivious πŸ™‚

1: gag reflex – you know that 50% of the time when you open that nappy, the contents will make you revisit your last 8 lunches!

2: sleep deprivation – because you can’t get the parasite to sleep!

3: creativity -discovering ways to cover corners, keep doors closed, protect power points and generally ensure they can’t, somehow, injure themselves.

4: slobber – because everything has to shoved into their mouth and covered in sticky slobber!

5: vomit – because burping babies are so much fun when they bring it all back up for you to see.

6: homicidal tendencies – there is nothing more soothing than a child having a tantrum – anywhere!

7: painter- the only paint you want on the walls is the stuff that wipes texta, pencil, crayon etc off with a clean cloth and some soapy water.

8: grim reaper – the constant fear that your baby isn’t breathing! That’s a fun past time!!

9: disease control – sending your child off to actually catch horrible diseases like chicken pox, measles and mumps…what kind of evil person are you??? – wanting them to be sick!!!

10: fear – knowing something is awfuly fucking wrong when complete silence reigns in the house. The sense of blood curling fear that your children a making a sandbox on the kitchen floor of all sugary and powdery substances in the cupboards that you did not secure as per point 3!!

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6 thoughts on “Things we learn from children

  1. TEEN YEARS: that first call from the principal, that first suspension, the first visit from the truant officer, the first nickel bag of weed and 3 orange pills, that first car wreck, that first vomiting drunk, the first arrest, that first 5 days in juvy(teen jail), the first rehab….

  2. Team Oyeniyi says:

    LOLOL – well done – I’ll have to link this in too! This is great.

    PS – you might want to proof read for typos!

    • dragonray says:

      I was on the train when I was typing it, so probably didn’t come out as well as it should have πŸ˜€ I am glad you enjoyed it – I am sure you can relate to point 10 well.

      Thanks for the pingback!

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  4. Team Oyeniyi says:

    You could edit the pingback – they seem really weird lately – have a whole lot of unrelated stuff in them!

    Actually, that is odd – it looks all right on your page, but weird on my “My Comments” page! Typing black text in a black comments box is freaky too – WP is having a little glitch week I think.

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