Fine. I'll admit it. David and I have had about two hundred "Our kids will never dothat!" conversations throughout the course of our marriage. Imagine their increase in frequency since we found out that in just a few short months we're going to bring home a little person of our own. I'm sure we've never said that about anything your kids do. It's more the temper tantrum in the middle of the checkout line at Publix, pull your pants down in front of a crowd type of thing. (Side note: I wonder how many parents looked at me as a kid and said, "My kids will never do what that girl is doing"? Frightening thought.)
We've also had some of the "We'll never do that to our kids!" talks, too.
Are we normal? Does everyone do this? If so, what are the things you said you or your kids would "never do"? Do you (or your kids) do them? Did you find that your kids were more prone to do the things you said they'd "never" do (God does have a sense of humor, doesn't He?)? I would love to hear your answers!
All that being said, there were a few things my parents did that I said I would not emulate. Call me a liar, but I've changed my mind about many of those things. The parents God blessed me with actually did have a little bit more wisdom than I gave them credit for... who would have guessed?
And for your daily laugh, here is a look back at David's and my childhood: