Ridiculous parenting tricks
I’m not so far gone that I lick my fingers to get a smudge of dirt off my kid’s face, but I do find that I have a couple parenting quirks that I find myself committing despite all reason and logic. It’s probably because my mother committed them, and her mother before that I developed these odd habits, but I take comfort that I’m probably not the only one. Right? RIGHT??
So here are my top 5 ridiculous parent habits that I find myself perpetuating in spite of myself:
--I still throw an arm across the front seat passenger when I have to break hard even though everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt and that weak gesture probably wouldn’t stop anything from going through the windshield.
-- I take my kids temperature with the back of my hand.
-- I will not allow them to walk across manhole covers. (My mother told me someone fell through one.)
--I instinctively look up at the clock to make sure it’s after 7 p.m. before making a long distance call.
-- Eat, or allow my children to eat red M&M’s.
What about you? If you think about it isn’t there some bit of silliness you are guilty of?
My only comfort is that it least it proves I listened to my mother....
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