0 07/09/2012 parenting

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

We’re back.  Tanned, still speaking to each other and without one missing library movie!  Miracles do happen.  It truly was a fantastic trip.  I did learn somethings, as you tend to do…

  1. Non-diapered child + boozy, negligent mother = one pee stained couch
  2. A 4-D movie may involve
    you getting wet
  3. Zoo animals don’t like the
    intense heat any more than people
  4. A month of healthy eating
    and exercise can be undone in 10 days with booze, bagels, spicy chicken
    dip and homemade dumplings
  5. Glitter should never be
    included in a child’s craft set
  6. A mother should never yell
    at her child to not eat a marker while driving on the George Washington
    Bridge or the glitter covered hands (see #5) will end up stuck to his
    sweaty, tear stained body … and therefore your car
  7. Apparently, I’ve taught my
    son to pee standing up like a girl. (well – hello!!!)
  8. Parents go to the parks
    with their kids in Manhattan and their nannies and smartphones  
  9. My child can sniff out a
    library anywhere
  10. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
    should be used to torture war criminals
  11. Kids will fall asleep anywhere
will sleeping.jpg
I also learned that I like my kid.  I love Will.  He’s my son – you have to love them, right?  But I really, really like him.  My dream is to take six months to a year off when he’s older and travel the world together.  If our little roadtrip was any indication?  I’m in.
I was so proud of him.  How he adapted to new situations and people.  How well he just went with the flow.  He really is an amazing little dude.
Another lesson relearned?  I have incredible friends.  Seriously.  We are both so loved by so many.  We’re very VERY lucky.
Now, it’s back to reality.  Will had a meltdown yesterday and I asked what was wrong.  His response?
There’s nothing fun to do in Canada…..
Ah, the post-vacation blues hit even the four-year old set!  
Are you heading out of town???

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