Sunday, January 28, 2007

How they can tell it's not your first child

When you tell another parent at a birthday party - in a way that is not a confession, but simply a true statement - that your one year old child is a bit obsessed with the teletubbies, and will ask for them by name ('teh-teh') while pointing at the television.
And when he growls politely for more cake and swats at the fork you are waving around him, you scoop another mouthful into his gob and say to another parent ,"He loves chocolate!"

8 comments:

Green Kitchen said...

Yep. I figure my not-first child will be on the scooter before he's two. We waited till four for the first.

Owens Family Adventures said...

with our first two it was a wonderful hot breakfast before school...the third has found the joys of cereal!!! VIVA LA CAPTAIN CRUNCH!! HEEHEE
dawn

scribbit said...

By the time we got to number four we just decided to let her get raised by wolves. :)

mamadaisy said...

i knew i had become a heathen with my second child when i used my toes to grab a binky from the dirty floor and then popped it back in the baby's mouth without so much as a rinse. oh, the horror!

jenijen said...

You crack me up! I'm reminded of what Ayun Halliday wrote (in the Big Rumpus, I'm thinking) about what happened to her "hifalutin" ideas about television after she became a parent.

I think that a relaxed flexibleness is one of the hallmarks of a superb mother.

also, I love you!

Lin said...

Great little posting. I am completely bored by parents who lack flexibility (about diet, behavior etc). So, yeah...chocolate, TV, sugar cubes (well, maybe I like to disguise it a bit better than a cube). Non-organic dairy or meat and lots of fruit and veggies...those I take more seriously and have a tough time giving to kids.

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