Let me assure you that having to eat your own words is not a culinary experience to aspire to. Nope!
Classic cases of eating one’s words that I’m pretty sure quite a few adults go through-
- When I grow up I won’t talk to my kids the way my parents talk to me- Reality? We used phrases like “Because I said so!”, “We’ll see”, ” Wait till your father gets home”, “Sit straight and don’t slouch” and the list goes on.
- I can’t wait to see what my baby will do next- Again reality bites hard because the same child who you couldn’t wait to see toddling and uttering his first words is now a person who flies rather than walks and can put parrots to shame with his chirping and twittering and continuous mouthing of “Why”, “Please”, “Can I”, ” Are we there yet”. And this list too is sadly unending.
I had taken the offspring to the doctor’s office today and while I was waiting there I spied a woman who looked EXHAUSTED. I thought to myself, “this woman hasn’t slept properly in a while, or had the chance to bathe leisurely and probably has a preschooler…boy.” Three for three baby!
We shared looks of commiseration and fatigue across the room and I recalled when I first saw MLM’s sonogram and thought to myself that I couldn’t wait to have a baby…yup. My words will need a lot of seasoning going down my gullet.
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The same toddlers I was so excited to see take their first steps and say their first words, I am now telling to sit down and shut up. Your words are sooooo true.
Nothing quite like parenting to kick you in the gut and take the wind out of your sails. And at the same time you can’t help but feel proud of the pesky imps!