You count the sprinkles on each kid’s cupcake to make sure they’re
You have the time to shave only one leg at a time.
You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
Your kid throws up and you catch it.
Some one else’s kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.
You consider finger paints to be a controlled substance.
You’ve mastered the art of placing large quanitities of pancakes and
eggs on a plate without anything touching.
Your child insists that you read “Once Upon a Potty” out loud in the
lobby of Grand Central Station and you do it.
You cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons, your child chews
his toast into the shape of a gun.
You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it’s the only way your child eats.
You can’t bear the thought of your son’s first girlfriend.
You hate the thought of his wife even more.
You find yourself cutting your husbands’ (spouse’s) sandwiches into
You can’t bear to give away baby clothes – it’s so final.
You hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth when you say,
“NOT in your good clothes!”
You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
You donate to charities in the hope that your child won’t get that
You hire a sitter because you haven’t been out with your husband in
ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.
You use your own saliva to clean your child’s face.
You say at least once a day, “I’m not cut out for this job”, but you
know you wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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