There’s no shortage of people who will tell you having a baby means the end of everything: no more outrageous nights out; the slow, sad death of your libido; the awakening of an obsession with sweatpants and ponytails.
Colorblindness doesn’t ask why there aren’t black kids living in the neighborhood. Colorblindness hands black girls blonde-haired Barbies.
These parents DOMINATE the texting game.
How many of you remember your grandparents sneaking sugar packets, breadsticks, or crackers into their takeout bags, Members Only jackets, or pocketbooks when you ate out?
1. “Don’t be that girl.”
You can do this, I promise.
By the time you get to that age, they are professionals at sniffing out trouble, and you most certainly will not get away with it like your brother or sister did. Your parents know the secret sock drawer now, so you might want to find a new hiding spot for whatever substance you’re keeping from them.
1. Before you go to bed each night, remember your mother.
Since it’s so rigorous to get here, we pack super light. Which means the kids have very few toys: Legos, a doll, and a few card games. No electronics.
The “look at my kid go” phenomenon never goes away.