Once you get kids and you get into a comfortable routine, you may end up doing things automatically and forget that you are a parent. But then there are just some of those things that usually serve to remind you that you are a parent. Here are the top 7 reminders.
- You have a lot of sweatpants. It’s easy to see why your sweatpants collection will exponentially increase. Sweatpants are comfortable, they are easy to put on and they can be paired with just about anything, since they are neutral in color. You can put them on and be ready to go out within a few minutes. No stress about having to iron before wearing them. This is a much better alternative compared to showing up in pajama pants in public places or at public events.
- Your leggings collection will go up as well. Leggings are just as convenient as sweatpants. They provide a good alternative to sweatpants for those days that you just want to dress up or dress down. Just remember not to wear see through leggings, especially when you are going out in public.
- You no longer blast out your car stereo when driving. This is even when you are driving alone, without kids.
- You prefer to get your food from the drive through rather than walk into the restaurant to eat. The effort it takes to get out of the car and drag along your kids into the restaurant, together with all the bunch of stuff that you will have to carry along is enough to discourage even the toughest parent from doing this. This makes drive through a more practical and appealing option.
- You sometimes catch yourself singing along to cartoon theme songs. You probably know all the words and dance along when the songs play. You do this even when you are home alone, even if your kid is not with you.
- You identify with cartoon characters and have real feelings for them. When you talk with other parents and discuss cartoon characters, you realize that the emotions are real. Some parents get really angry about annoying characters or they get quite excited when talking about their favorite cartoon characters. You may even find yourself changing TV channels when a cartoon you don’t like starts showing.
- Program queuing on your cable TV is based on what your kids like. Your Netflix queue probably has suggestions of programs that your kids find interesting.