Monday, March 3, 2008

Top 10 (Secret) Perks of Having Kids

10.  Playing hooky on a school day/work day.

9.  Extending a shoe-shopping fetish to 20 extra tiny toes.

8.  Two words:  Mr.  Bubble

7.  Ordering Mac n' Cheese at a restaurant from the children's menu (for myself).

6.  Eating gummy vitamins, in pajamas, while getting my learn on watching Sesame Street.

5.  Using the excuse, "Excuse me, gotta go, my kid is (insert phrase) overflowing the bathtub, biting her brother, coloring on the walls/getting into the vodka/driving the car...) to get off the phone.

4.  Naming rights:  First, Middle, and Last

3.  Noodle necklaces, finger-painting, blowing bubbles, playing catch, handprints, sand castles, backwards letters, believing in Santa.

2.  Bedtime kisses Every. Single. Night.

And the #1 (Secret) Perk of Having Kids:

1.  Pimping out your kid to cut in line for the bathroom.

(No, I wouldn't do that.)


Misty said...

This is priceless. I'm still laughing as I type this comment for ya!

Trish said...

Well, all I can say, is that I would NEVER have let you play with macaroni or take a bath in Mr. Bubble. I was more a "let's jump in the car without seat belts and let's do donuts in the parking lot" kind of mom.

I guess everyone has a different list.

Cheri said...

YES on number nine. Laura's closet floor has multiple pieces of evidence of my shoe-therapy frolics. The Mac n' Cheese at Buca is to die for, and, yes, yo mama introduced me to its noodlishiousness. And you can also pimp your kid to get on the airplane first. Mwah ha ha.

LOVE this list!

Amber M. said...

I'm so with you on #9...aren't shoes SO cute in their tiny little sizes? My girlie has more shoes than I do, I think, and still insists on stomping around in mine every chance she gets.

Jen said...

mmmm. mac n cheese. night time kisses are my absolute fav!

love your list.

Amy said...

You are so right on these! This post is so real. While we all try to be the best we cam at motherhood, sometimes being the best means breaking the rule!!! You have make memories, right?

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

You forgot Play-Doh. That's a big perk right there!

Mary said...

Ha ha ha this is soooo true!
Cute post :)

Nap Warden said...

Mr Bubble is the best!

Lindsey said...

love it, love it, love it. Especially #5. It's really a great excuse for almost anything.

Oh, sorry, I've got to go. My daughter has just found my vodka....JUST KIDDING.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I love #5 and use it ALL the time =)

peepeedance said...

no on #1) hey some people actually do try to get in front of the bathroom line with a kid doing the pee pee dance! if it's up to me, i say no way!