Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toddle Along Tuesday - Things I'll never do (or will I?)

Before Carina was born, there were a number of things I swore I would never do. Please use a haughty, judgmental, and "I clearly think I'm better than you" tone while reading them to yourself, because I'm pretty sure that I had at least a little bit of that attitude at the time:

What? Mommy, judgmental? No way.

-I'll never let my baby rot her brain in front of the TV.

-I'll never let disposable diapers touch my baby's precious skin.

-I'll never buy a DVD player for our car.

Okay, now for the reality check:

-Carina watches TV. Putting it on for a few minutes here and there is the only way I can get anything done around the house. She doesn't really pay all that much attention unless it's Super Why. In that case, she gets as close as possible to the TV and sounds out letters with the characters on the show. Cutest.thing.ever.

-Cloth diapers didn't work so well for us in the newborn stage, and then we had to move to an apartment with community laundry, so we weren't able to get much use out of them until January of this year. We used Pampers for 8 or so months, and then Luvs for the rest of the time. And Carina was fine. No scary rashes or evil hexes have come as a result. We still use Luvs overnight and when we go out for more than a few hours.

-We still haven't bought DVD players for our car, and I'm hoping this will remain an "I'll never" that we stick to. I have such fond memories of playing the Alphabet game and License Plate game with my sisters; I hope that our kids will do the same. And now I'm also remembering lots of bickering and driving our parents crazy...so hmmm...we'll see how this one goes ;)

My new "I'll Never"? I'll never make any further "I'll Never" statements. Except for that one, of course.

My co-host for Toddle Along Tuesday this week is Annie from Letters to Mo and the topic is things you never thought you'd do! Did you ever say "I'll never do this or that..." before you had kids? Or are there things about being a parent that have totally surprised you? There are no rules here, except that you link up a relevant post (old or new) rather than your whole blog.

Next week's topic is favorite firsts! What milestone was the most precious for you? Sitting up, talking, walking, or maybe a 1st birthday party? Feel free to gush and/or reminisce. Old post or new post, either is fine!

If you like advance notice for TAT, I just added a section at the bottom right of the blog that lists the Toddle Along Tuesday topics for the next few weeks! Would you like to submit a topic idea and/or volunteer to co-host one week? E-mail me!
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