I think before anyone has a kid, they see other parents doing certain things and the thought runs through your mind "that will never be me" or "that will never be my kid".
I know I had these thoughts. I said I would never use a pacifier, well that went out the window her second day of life in the hospital.
I said I didn't want her to suck her thumb-I would make sure she had the plug with her. Well now, when she's in bed I lay there and will her to put her thumb in her mouth to put herself back to sleep.
The one that actually makes me cringe to think about it is how I thought I would still always be on time. Just leave in advance, make sure you have enough time to pack everyone and go. HA!! I don't think I have left the house on time since Ashtynn came home. We are always forgetting something or she is deciding that when it's time to leave is time to have a blow out and melt down.
We all have these thoughts, this woman thought her kid would never throw a fit in the grocery store and she sure wouldn't end the fit with a bag of cheese puffs.
Well, sometimes, cheese puffs or pacifiers are the answer.
And when Ashtynn gets a little unruly in public, it isn't the faces of non-child bearing people I see anymore wondering why I can't calm my child down, or worse-how dare I be out of my house with a kid who may make a noise. It is instead the faces of other moms and dads who have been in my shoes, know how I am feeling and are thanking their lucky stars it isn't their kid, this time!