Uncool me

I think everyone has, at one point or another, vowed to not do the same things their own parents did. The embarrassing and gross things that "cool" people just don't do. Well, guess what? My baby is barely over the five week mark and those once thought sacred vows made years ago have already been broken.
I licked my fingers and wiped my baby's face clean
And I picked my baby's nose
Next thing you know I will be telling him he isn't allowed friends over just because he asked nicely.
I will probably sing along to my favorite songs while we're out driving (because, being the driver and mother, I will have complete control of the radio - no room for arguing.)
And I will probably end up making him finish the food on his plate before he can be excused from the table.
Maybe my parents weren't so weird and uncool.
Maybe, perhaps, they were just human beings who didn't always love my friends being around.
Who actually had an opinion and preference when it came to radio stations.
And maybe secretly hoped that food on the plate would never get eaten so that I would eternally be stuck sitting at the kitchen table - giving them a little bit of a break!
I have a feeling a lot of those vows I made as a child will be broken!

Oh, please excuse me. I think I see a booger in my baby's nose. I have to go pick it out.


Kristin said...

I know exactly what you mean. I think I've done all the things I swore I never would and, you know what, I'm glad I did them! Yep, I've picked my baby's nose. I have no schedule. I follow her lead when it comes to feeding her. I am doing a million things that I thought I'd do differently...and it is great!

Isn't it wonderful the new appreciation you have for your parents when you become a parent? My mom knows WAY more than I thought she did 10 years ago! :)

Shan said...

Umm...my husband asked me if Akeelah had soiled her diaper. So I stuck my finger inside and when I pulled it out it was covered in poop. I looked at my husband, and said "yes, she did." That's when I knew I had crossed over.

I wish I could have appreciated my mother this much before I had the baby. Great post! BTW...it's Lexie!!!

mum said...

Mark Twain said: "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

Very funny post, Jessica! from your not so crazy mum!!!

Ryanne Marmaro said...

I agree. The older I get the more sane and smart my parents seem.

You'll know Paul has really crossed over when he wipes Judah's nose with his bare fingers, and then wipes it either on his sock, or the inside bottom hem of his jeans :p I caught Micah doing this with our neice last night, and he isnt even technically "Daddy" yet.

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