Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Perks of Parenting


I thought I would take some time to write you a little listof the perks that come with parenthood. Sure, I know some of you read mystories and think “er mah GERD!!! I am never reproducing!” but there is aserious upside to having tiny persons running about the house, and here’s a fewof them.

1.      Number one is never being stranded on the johnwithout TP again. My husband has this endearing habit of burning through athird of the stuff in one sitting and leaving maybe two squares for the nextlucky bathroom user. That next user is me 90% of the time because everyone elsecan pee standing up at my house. Now that I have kids I can yell at one of themto rescue me… totally makes childbirth worth it!

2.      Since potty training Conner I have access to eventhe most exclusive restrooms. You know those places with the signs that say “nopublic restroom” or “bathrooms for paying customers only”. Let me tell you,when faced with a three year old doing his peepee dance and eyeing their pottedplants they change their tune real quick! My bladder ain’t what it used to beso this comes in handy quite often.

3.      I have unnaturally cold hands and feet and mykids are like adorable little space heaters. All the energy in their tinybodies brings their temperature about equal to the core of the earth. This isgreat when they want to snuggle up on the couch and pretty dang awful when theyshow up in your bed at 2 am.

4.      Strollers with cup holders and extra storage… boom.I shouldn’t even have to explain this, but I will.  I hate carrying my own drinks around, makes myhands cold. I hate carrying my own purse around, makes me feel weighed down. Idon’t know what I did before I had a stroller, in hindsight I guess I probablyjust carried my own junk and held my own soft drinks, but not no more!

There you go, a couple universal, objective reasons havingkids is awesome. I love my kids and you can see for yourself the benefitspackage is amazing!

6 comments:

  1. True, true, true, and true. It is so annoying to have all six kids out of the stroller. At the end of any outing, my shoulder is killing me from lugging around all of my junk.

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    1. I don't know what I'll do when my kids are over the stroller age, maybe a fanny pack with a cup holder :)

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  2. Dear god I love reading these things. But yes... I have wondered if I should reproduce...for many reasons.

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    1. Well Ryan, if for no other purpose but to pass on your long luscious eylash genes, you should definitely reproduce.

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  3. That stroller stage was awesome, it made shopping so much easier! We've gotten to another perk in our family though, that is just as great. My oldest is now old enough to babysit...for free! We've gone on more dates in the past few months than we did for the last decade.

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    1. Oh this stage sounds awesome! I have a few years to go though :)

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