Thursday, May 22, 2008


Quote of the Day:

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot

Discuss amongst yourselves.

What are some totally wrong ideas you had about child rearing. I'll answer in the comments tonight.

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Hairline Fracture said...

I had a fantasy before I had children: rocking a baby to sleep or reading aloud to her in my spotless house while dinner simmers on the stove. Needless to say, I was underestimating the amount of work I was signing up for.

Oh, and my kids were never going to have screaming fits in public.

I don't think I even considered that someday I would let them eat a goldfish cracker that had fallen on the floor.

Ashlee said...

My theory was that if you spoke calmly to your children and truly listened, they would do what you asked them to. HA!

And ditto on the screaming fits. I remember when my son threw his first tantrum in a store and I thought, "Oh no! I'm one of THOSE moms!" :0)

saintseester said...

My theory was that my little boy would be the one breaking his bones. Boy, was I wrong about that!

Sister Sassy said...

JimmyEW and I say they are an ongoing science experiment.

I said I wouldn't co-sleep. But then I got really really tired. So I ended up doing it out of exhaustion. Glad thats over.

I too have crazy kids... I have no theories. lol

Soliloquy said...

I'm not always right. I thought I would be, because my mother was "always right".

Hopefully the difference will be that I will have a great relationship with my daughter 25 years from now, because I was able to regularly say - "I was wrong."

I have a terrible relationship with my own mother, because to this day, she is still "always right." which has translated into a huge loss for us both.

Roni said...

You know, I can't think of one thing! LOL It's pretty much how I anticipated. Ohhh Except for the potty training thing! LMAO I can't believe I can house train a dog in two days but my son, ummmm yeah, not happening!

Cristan said...

I couldn't wait for maternity leave because it was going to be a 3 month vacation.

I couldn't wait for 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, a year so he would FINALLY sleep through the night.

MY CHILD was going to EAT what I GAVE him.

janethesane said...

In my fantasy I was a SAHM. My house wasn't spotless, because that isn't my style, but I thought I would get to spend more time with my kid.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

My child was going to like open education and lots of imaginative, hands on projects. Nope, nope, nope.

Worksheets and silence would have been his PERFECT environment when he was little.

Sister Sassy said...

My kids would sleep through the night, lol! Omg, they STILL wake me up a couple of times a week.

Mama, rub my legs. Daddy, paci!