So the other day as I am picking something out of Braden's nose (nope, it doesn't get much better than that from here on out, so if you didn't like that then turn back now...consider yourself warned) I started thinking, "If my college days self (which is only 3 years ago, and I only bring that up because I am feeling worn out lately) could see me now, I would probably be gagging...or laughing...or maybe both." So I decided to come up with a little list of some things that I thought I would never do before I had kids but now do without thinking twice about. I am sure there are many more but here's just a few:
1. Wipe someones nose with my pants, shirt and even my bare hands.
I don't know about your kids, but when my kids have colds their noses run like crazy. So as prepared as I try to be sometimes a kleenex just is not in reach and before it runs into the mouth I just take matters into my own hands...literally.
2. Catch vomit in my hands.
Before kids I was one of those people that puked when other people puked, or at least came really close. Now I am proud to say that I have cupped my hands under my child's mouth while throwing up in attempt to save the furniture. Don't get me wrong, I definitely was a little gagy (gaggy?) but when you see the sad 'what is happening to me' look in your kids eyes you are more concerned with them (and the furniture.) Doesn't love do some crazy things?
3. Nurse a baby past 1 year.
Here I am nursing a 15 month old and I could care less! And although I don't want to be nursing him in a year, I am so okay with still doing it right now.
4. Take a rectal temperature.
I don't even think I knew people did this before having Alexa! However, since she was our guinea pig child we called the doctor for almost every little thing that happened to her. And apparently they pretty much won't even talk to you unless they know their temp...rectally. (Okay, I have to be really honest here...I still haven't actually ever done this one because I always made Matt do it because I just couldn't. But I did hold her hands while he did it, so that counts.) Also, I don't even know if we have done this to Braden at all or at least very few times. This is one perk of being a second child.
5. Lick my finger and then wipe my child's mouth.
Isn't this the definition of "I will never do that when I have kids!" I even said that after I had Alexa, but alas, it didn't last long. This isn't something I do every day but I do on occasion and I still say to my self 'why am I doing this?' every time I do it.
6. Sleep in poop.
True story people, true story. Basically put together a nursing baby who pooped a lot plus changing a diaper in the middle of the night on the bed and two very sleep deprived parents. There you have it, sleeping in poop.
Now, they're not all bad. There are a few things I didn't know I would do and I enjoy tons! In fact there are loads of them...but that's a whole other post. :)
What do you do that you said you would never do?