Due to HIPAA privacy laws and my own comfort, I use incorrect pronouns, such as "they/them/their", "little person" and LO (Little One) to identify our foster child.
After a pretty heavy post the other day, I thought I'd share some funny thoughts and interactions with LO. I'm sure the parental OG's out there can totally relate.
Thoughts before having a kid in the house:
"Carving out "me/us" time will be hard, but manageable." No, no it won't.
Who knew there was a wrong way to put sprinkles on ice cream?
I ate a popsicle alone in the bathroom the other day because the kid has already been bathed and I didn't want to share.
After looking at their tongue in the mirror…
5 yo: What are those bumps?
Me: Those are your taste buds.
5 yo: Will they make you die?
Me: No, they allow you to taste food and--
5 yo: *touches bumps on back of tongue and gags*
Me: And that's called your gag reflex.
Walking out of the building where we just had an appointment, s/he stops mid step in the parking lot and starts reciting "I pledge allegiance to the flag…". I look in the direction s/he's standing for the flag, put my hand on my heart and say it with him/her.
I hope these made you smile! What's some of your funny parenting stories?