Absolutely noone (family & others) gives unprompted parenting advice anymore (probably because they gave up).
Being able to say (in theory) things like: “well, *some* of my kids play Golf”
Being able to switch from man to zone defense at home.
Number of hugs/relationships in family increased exponentially.
Extreme weightlifting challenge accepted, all day every day @JessicaCalarco
Not feeling the urge to try out every parenting fad the second time round #babysigning
Savings lots of money on babysitters (because noone in their right mind watches three kids). Winning!
The thought that gets me through the day: in the far future, playing Tennis doubles with wife & kids (youngest as either ball boy or umpire)*
*i don’t play Tennis
Didn’t pay attention in school? Don’t worry, you’ll get to go over basic alphabetization again. Real slow. Thrice.
If you love parent teacher conferences, you’re in for a treat!
Bedtime stories become this weird fit-for-multiple audiences extravaganza in which NexoKnights, cute farm animals and scary monsters can happily coexist in one narrative.
Let’s just say we’ve developed a lot of anti-bodies.
Sample sizes (n = 3) pretty ok for qualitative comparative case studies.
Guess who is *never* stopped by the Oxfam/WWF/Amnesty guys asking for a moment of my time?
Constantly recognizing that public care workers, such as teachers, kindergarten & hospital staff are society’s real MVPs. #thanks
Developing super-human skills in quickly and accurately reciting Dr. Seuss stories.
Inventors of washing machine, dishwasher, disposable diapers & @netflix - we heart you (except Peppa Pig, you can go to hell).
Having a competition with your suffering co-parent about how often you have to repeat the same sentences over and over again. “We need to leave! Put on your coat!” #theansweristoomany
The increasing likelihood that at least one of them actually does what you tell them at a given point in time. #TheResistance
Christmas, Halloween & Easter turn from snoozing borefests into magical celebrations full of lights, colors, hopes, dreams & nasty stomachaches afterwards.
Socks‘ sizes are virtually indistinguishable at any age, making for perfect substitutes.
The baby has seen Back to the Future.