Thursday, August 13, 2009

I will never................

Its comical as an inexperienced female wanting to be a mom all the things you say you will "NEVER" do as a parent that completely go out the window when you are in the trenches.
I was thinking yesterday as I bought Sarah Cate some Princess Aurora pink sunglasses about my past vows and thought I would share.

* I WILL NEVER PURCHASE OR SUPPORT DISNEY PRINCESSES IF I HAVE A GIRL
See 1st paragraph and the purchase of some new sunglasses. We have 6 little dolls I got at the checkout at Target, which I was careful to make sure I got all. For Halloween, I am thinking Snow White as this seems to be SC's favorite. Note: We have never seen any princess movies, though I did buy Sleeping Beauty this week at Costco!

* I WILL NEVER HAVE A GIRLY GIRL, PINK IS NOT A COLOR YOU WILL SEE ON MY DAUGHTER.
Color me beautiful, pink IS Sarah Cate's color. She looks fab in it. Plus little girl clothes are SO cute how can I not dress her up girly sometimes.

* I WILL NEVER LET MY CHILD WATCH MORE THAN 1 HOUR OF TV.
As a stay at home mom, the TV is my savior some days. I do try to limit it and I justify saying we only watch PBS or Sprout - PBS shows with a little advertising, but shoot I am so guilty of caving to this on.

* NO JUICE OR SUGARY DRINKS.
Well, I justified the juice as SC was having um, movement issues and Apple Juice helps keep things moving. I also give her V8 Fusion which is all juice from veggies and fruits, no added sugar - plus its loaded with vitamins and minerals, that's how I justify that one. Andy introduced SC to chocolate milk after she had that febrile seizure and there is no going back from that one, though she still drinks mainly white milk.

* THE CRIB IS FOR SLEEP, NO TOYS.
You should see all the stuff SC sleeps with now. There are 3 pillows, 1 large Curious George, 1 medium and 1 small. 6 princess dolls as mentioned above, 3 baby blankets, a penguin stuffed animal, a rabbit, and 2 poohs of different size. Plus 3 or so books. BUT she does sleep 12 hours at night. We are about to go to a big girl bed, so soon all that junk will be gone.

* NO JUNK FOOD.
Ok, I try to give SC her healthy food and I do limit the junk, but she LOVES her pringles. Also a fan of soft serve ice cream, cookies of any kind and of course Happy Meals and Chik Fil A. I am a chip junkie, I think she got the gene.

So there you have a few.......I know there are others. Oh well, the thing is I am flexible and adapt to change. So what I said I wouldn't do, well now I just do what works. Hopefully I am not doing any damage as I love my little pink princess more than I can say!

3 comments:

Karen said...

LOL! Ayanna and I were *just* talking about this today--the things people say they'll never do before they have kids. Yeah, right. I remember a sermon on parenting from Dr. Michael Youssef in which he opened it with something like, "I was an expert on parenting up until the time that I had children." This is a great list. I think we all have some of these--never say never. :o)

Donna said...

AMEN. I said I will never let William watch TV but when he comes from daycare, I think the only thing he wants to do is to chill out for 30-45 mins. So we let him watch TV some while we are making dinner. Then after dinner, we go back to playing. Every year I find myself breaking my NEVERS :) Thanks for keeping it real!

Lyn said...

so funny, we raised M the "I never" way, and threw it all out the window with C...my second chance on having a girly girl!