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    Default Parents- what did you think you'd never do?

    Today I'm filling out the enrolment forms for dd1's childcare. Until 2 months ago I thought I'd never put her into childcare yet here I am.

    I also thought I'd never be one of those parents that would open food in the shops to give to my kids before I paid for it. Yet I do.

    I never thought I'd do controlled crying. The idea horrified me. Yet I resorted to it after months of multiple wake ups.

    So what do you do as a parent that you'd never thought you would resort to?

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    The food in shops is so me. I was the same thinking I wouldn't do that, now half the basket has been opened before the check out! I panicked recently when I went through the self serve ones thinking that the weight of an empty food pouch would be different!
    I remember when ds1 was a baby and I was in a park when a toddler raced past on his scooter and his mum ran after then shouted at him for not stopping. I was really upset and close to tears as I felt sorry for the little child who has whizzed past all smiley but was now in tears. Now I've got a toddler I realise now where the mother was coming from especially when you see them approaching a road and no attempts of shouting stop seem to work!

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    I never really had detailed things I wouldn't do, I had my first fairly young, (23), maybe that's why.
    But I had broad things like, the baby won't change anything, we'll still go out when ever we want etc, won't change our relationship/marriage.

    Little did I know that I wouldn't actually want to just leave bub and go off clubbing.

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    I also said I wouldn't only let the kids wear fancy dress for special occasions like parties. Not sure playgroup counts as a special occasion for my little woody and buzz this morning.

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    I was never going to let my kids watch YouTube or kids shows on my phone while I was out 😂😂

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    Let them watch TV & Let them eat sugar .. And about a million other things..

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    When I had my first I said would never have a baby in bed with me. She was an easy baby. Then my son came along who wouldn't sleep unless next to me.

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    Cosleep
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    Use TV as a babysitter

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    Co-sleep.
    Have a child that wasn't wearing clean clothes all the time. Seriously, clothes stay clean for maybe 5 minutes. I thought the spewy baby stage was bad, and then DD started crawling....
    Let the dog eat scraps from under the highchair. I mop that part of the floor once a day, I refuse to do it three times a day.


 

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