Monday, March 16, 2009

Random Musings on Parenthood, Installment I

Since it seems like all of my friends are either pregnant or soon-to-be-pregnant, I've decided to dedicate part of my blog to the following topics:

Things no one tells you about being a mom/parent

Baby gear I can't live without

Things I said I'd never do, but did anyway

Random BS

So to kick things off, I realized yesterday that I have become "that parent." The parent who talks about their kid to anyone and everyone, without first asking or thinking whether that person might care, just assuming that everyone finds their child as cute as they do and wants to hear all about them.

Case in point: I was at a baby shower in Toledo yesterday and the mom-to-be opened up a pack of peepee-teepees. For those of you who aren't schooled in baby gear jargon, it provides the diaper-changer protection from projectile peeing. There was brief discussion about the product, and then, for no reason I can think of, I turned to my friend Susie and shared with her that I've never been peed on. As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I remembered that no one really cares or wants to hear about baby pee habits. I turned back around to apologize for the verbal vomit.

This isn't an isolated incident, either. I'm trying to be conscious of the fact that not everyone thinks my baby is the cutest thing on earth and not everyone wants to see pictures or hear stories or watch a 2-minute long video of him playing with an empty bag of tortilla chips. (but if you're so inclined, you can see it here)


  1. I TOTALLY know what you mean! I always said I wouldn't do that either, BUT well I'm guilty also. Who would've have thought I'd have in depth conversations about baby bowel movements!

  2. But so many of us do want to hear those Charlie stories and love those videos. So don't forget those of us who do want to hear it all.

    Gigi Karen

  3. At least you don't talk about your CATS, like I do, haha. But I'll admit, I will gladly take all of the stories, photos and videos I can get of Baby Charlie!! He is seriously the CUTEST! :) :)

  4. Aw! I didn't think anything of it when you said you have never been peed on. I actually took it as a welcome comment that maybe that scary thing doesn't happen as often as some might lead one to believe.

    And, I too, like Merin, talk about my cats. So I think it's okay to talk about your baby.



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