Three little words were never spoken by another as much as they were spoken by me. Before I had kids, I was absolutely certain that there were specific things that I would simply never, ever do. Like wipe my child's nose with my shirt. Of course, there are some good "never"s, like allowing them to play with knives in traffic. That kind of thing. But then there are the other "never" promises that were spoken out of complete inexperience.
Upon becoming a mother, I completely proved myself wrong. Utterly wrong.
Here are some of my best "I Will Never" statements that are now "I Do Actually"confessions:
I will never drive a minivan.
I will never have brightly colored toys in my house.
I will never tell my child to do something "because I said so".
I will never let my children wear their pajamas all day (although I still won't take them out in public with their jammies on ... except in drive-thrus ...).
I will never let my baby sleep in my bed.
I will never watch Elmo.
Oh, sigh. Me.
And the list goes on.
The biggest lesson motherhood has taught me? To keep my mouth shut until I experience it for myself. :)
How about you? Was there anything you absolutely swore you wouldn't do when you had kids ... and then you actually had kids and things changed?
Have a lovely day!