Things We Thought We'd Never Do

“Before having kids my husband and I would go out to dinner and see these families with small children on electronics and say, ‘When we have kids we will NOT do that! There’s no way our children will sit with an iPad, phone, kindle, etc while out with the family.’


Fast forward to the present.

We were out when our son was around 2 years old. We were trying to enjoy a little adult conversation and a meal, but as we all know that doesn’t happen with a 2-year-old! So there we were, at a crossroads. My husband said, ‘Let’s just try a show on your phone.’ We both laughed, pulled it out and quickly realized why so many parents do this. He was happy, we were happy and we enjoyed a fun evening out.” – Chelsea

“Never thought I’d let the kids get so messy! Play in the dirt, mud, water, eat in the back seat of the car … clothes get ruined! I literally don’t care about any of that and I thought I would. They are just so entertained when making messes outside so I let them, MOST of the time!” – Jenilee

“I never thought I would EVER be the parent that jumps up and down, cheers, claps and even blows party horns when my toddlers peed and pooped in the toilet bowl. I always thought potty training would be just another normal thing that we would do as parents. My kids would be ready, we would do the necessary training steps and it would be over in three days … wrong. Sometimes our littles just don’t get it for a bit. Sometimes it doesn’t ‘just click.’ So until it does, prepare to do a bunch of dancing, yahoo-ing, jumping, and lots and lots of praising!” – Lauren