Monday, April 8, 2013

Now THAT'S some good parenting!

Hubbs and I know we are good parents because:

1.  My 18 month old thinks she can hang with the big boys... and then actually can.

2.  My son won't take crap from anybody... not even us.

3.  As Sass and I flipped through Googled pictures of wasps discussing why we should never try to catch those in our butterfly net, he began to ask questions like "Where is dis one from?",  "Is dat its nest?",  "Where are da nests?", and *gulp* "Can I see one?".  Genuine curiosity... albit about something that may become problematic later on, but curiosity nonetheless.

4.  Sass can unwrap a foil covered chocolate egg all by himself in less than 10 seconds and Sprinks is in the early stages of figuring it out.  Got to start them early!

5.  Have you seen Spinks "Shark-Eye"?  Legendary....

6.  Both children can identify McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's separately... and have their favorites. (Yet they still both eat broccoli with great gusto... luck of the draw, I guess.)

7.  As I was vomiting loudly and uncontrollably one evening, this conversation happened:
Me:  *Huuuurrrrrlllll*
Sass:  "Momma, are you sick?"  I turn to see both children watching me intently from the bathroom door.
Me:  "Oh Honeys, you don't want to be in here.  Momma is just fine.  I just need a moment..."  *Huuuuurrrrrlllll*
I feel a small hand begin to rub little circles on my back as the other attempts to hold my hair back.
Sass:  "Momma, is da baby blob making you sick?"  more back rubbing...

Yeah... these are some good kids....

What little things do you see in your wigglers that make you feel like a successful parent?


  1. For me, it was No-No singing "Take me back to Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty", while maintaining the beat.

    1. A proud moment to be sure! And such a complicated skill to pick up! :)

  2. My daughter turned down what she thought was beer because "mama doesn't let me have that." ....then was peer pressured into drinking the apple cider not five minutes later. Read;

  3. let;s hope your next one is just as adorable

    1. No doubt... With soul those fancy genetics and everything.... *gulp* ;)

  4. Awwww, so sweet that they wanted to help you when you were sick. :)

    1. It's good gentlemanly practice for college... Chicks dig a dude who will hold their hair back! :)

  5. That made me audibly awww. Awesome kids!

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  7. Everytime my girl logically argues why she should or shouldn't do something, and her negotiating skills - the chica has been negotiating with us since she was 2 - no matter what we say! :-)

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