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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Free Parenting Lessons!

Lesson #9,049: Never attempt to change the diaper/pull up of an almost 2 year old who is holding a bat.
I share my knowledge with you, in hopes that you yourself will not have to learn this lesson the hard way, as I did.
Now granted, the bat was smaller than a regulation bat...but it was hollow & much wider. It was also made of bright green plastic if that is of any importance to anyone.

Lesson #9,050: Never turn your back on an almost 2 year old with a shovel full of dirt, regardless of the shovel size.
Again...I learned this the hard way. As I had my back to the almost 2 year old, I was picking up pecan shells out of the yard, and the load carried by the shovel was emptied onto my back. Thank you very much Gage. Sand is like the new black--it goes with everything...you can dress it up or dress it down.

So...there's that old saying, "you learn something new everyday."
Maybe I've learned some new things....
...or had at least 2 lapses in judgement today.
That's parenting for ya....

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17 Comments:

At 4:38 AM , Blogger ~JJ! said...

Thank you. Now I've learned something too.

 
At 5:11 AM , Blogger Christy said...

When you said Gage was holding a bat, I instantly thought you were talking about a real live bat. I thought, HOLY SHIT how did her son catch a bat? Yes, I am a dumbass.

 
At 5:19 AM , Blogger Misguided Mommy said...

i think it is just safer we never go near two year olds unless they are sleeping..and even then they can kick you in the head

 
At 5:40 AM , Blogger Jenster said...

Teehee.

 
At 6:44 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Oh, yeah, parenting can be dangerous!
Hazardous pay would be nice - any pay would be nice!

 
At 7:24 AM , Blogger S said...

LOL @ christy!

Another "tip" - just say no to golf clubs! It doesn't matter if they're cutesy plastic ones from Devil(Wal)-Mart or real!

 
At 8:22 AM , Blogger zirelda said...

mmmm, just wait. Someday you might be at Water World. And Gage might say, "Hey, lets go stand on that pier and watch the boat come down." and you'll think why not? Too late will you wonder why you're the only idiots standing there. Only when the boat and the wall-o-water comes rushing at you will you truly understand a 10 year old sense of humor.....

 
At 9:22 AM , Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

Thanks for the heads up!

 
At 11:15 AM , Anonymous Tara said...

LOL, unfortunately I have already learned the lesson about a bat. Even though River is only one, he's still dangerous when in possession of a bat.

 
At 11:22 AM , Blogger ~love said...

lol--thanks for the laugh! i don't tend to get lessons like these with all girls.

mine are more like "why not to leave a 2 & 3 year old in a newly painted navy bedroom with lip gloss."

=)

 
At 4:33 PM , Blogger Kate said...

Thanks for the tips!

And lol, Christy!

 
At 6:35 PM , Blogger Mojavi said...

hmmmmm... good to know. mental note for me ;)

 
At 7:01 AM , Blogger For the Love... said...

Wish you had this on tape!

 
At 7:46 PM , Blogger Maria said...

Another rule; Never listen to a David Sedaris tape when you are caring for a baby in a high chair eating cottage cheese. You will open your mouth to laugh and the cheese can be flung into your mouth nicely.

 
At 8:01 AM , Blogger Eva said...

Toddler: the tool user = danger. Got it. Mine has started flinging toys at me but has yet to wield an instrument.

LOL Christy and Maria.

 
At 7:22 PM , Blogger Pokey Puppy said...

lmFao.. omg.. you make me laugh so hard.. these are good lessons to learn!!! If only i had been pre-warned when mine were smaller!! lol.

 
At 3:31 PM , Anonymous Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

ROTFL, Laine!

 

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