For someone who isn’t even sure she wants kids, you sure have a lot of parenting opinions.
Probably your biggest opinion is on McDonald’s. YOUR kids are never going to eat at McDonald’s.
I have news for you. Kellen eats McDonald’s one to two times a month. (Don’t worry you almost never order anything for yourself…unless it’s Holiday Mint McFlurry season and then you go…every. single. day).
Not only does Kellen eat and enjoy McDonald’s. Today, I was only slightly embarrassed to arrive at his school at lunch time and hand the box with the golden arches over to the teacher. I can hear your gasp from 5 years away…believe me, you will do this! Need some proof?
I’m pretty sure he thought he was the coolest kid in class when the teacher gave him his lunch today. Cool mom points!!
Here’s another thing, remember your opinions on TV? Hate to break it to you, but Kellen is a fan. He watches about an hour a day. He calls it “TD”. You use it to bribe him regularly (oh, yes, you do sink to bribing. It’s quite effective. You’ll see). Today, he woke up, got himself dressed, brushed his teeth and came in proud as could be. He got himself ready for school without any nagging so he was able to watch “TD” until it was time to leave. It was the best morning all week! (You become quite the nag; it’s not very becoming).
“TD” really isn’t so bad. They learn things. Curious George is the favorite as of late. Without the man in the yellow hat and that naughty little monkey, Kellen may not know how to do this.
Oh, he was so proud. He actually asked me to record it.
I’m sure there are many other things I do today, that would appall you, but I’ve forgotten you ever thought they were bad. Here’s my opinion on your opinions; shut up and come talk to in 3-5 years.
PS: Hold on tight. You do have kids and you are glad you do. Things are going to get rough. Really rough. You’ll surprise yourself with how well you handle it. Not to be patronizing, but I’m pretty proud of you.
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