Sunday, January 31, 2010

Question Of The Week

When I was younger, I swore I'd never go to the movies alone. How pathetic! Now, I go once a week and prefer it this way.

When I was younger, I swore I'd never text. Pick up the phone and talk! Now, I text everyday.

When I was younger, I swore I'd never feed my kids pop tarts. I can't stand them. This much sugar in the morning seemed ridiculous to me. All sugary breakfast foods did.....doughnuts, honey buns, etc. Still do. Yet, I have bought a box here and there lately out of desperation for a quick meal.

Before I got married, I swore I'd never nag. And, although I insist that if he'd just DO WHAT I ASK WHEN I ASK IT, there wouldn't be a need. Yet, here we are making this list and I ask Blake the question......and he suggests I put nagging on my list. Isn't there something he should be doing right now?

So, my question to you......What do you do today, as an adult, that you swore you never would?


Malinda said...

I swore that if I ever had kids I would not let them be picky eaters. Now I have the biggest picky eater ever.

The Jones Family said...

I'm sure we can all agree that we, at one time, swore we would never cause a scene in a store with our children! I've judged women before having my own children and wish I could apologize to them today... I get it now :)

SASS said...

I remember telling my mom I would NEVER make my kids pick up the dog's poo in the backyard or empty the dishwasher. I still plan not to. I hated both of those chores. (I make our lawn people do the poop. Still don't think I should do it.)
Although, both Tone's girls have chores around here. Otherwise it falls on me! I didn't realize as a kid that my mom was having us help so she didn't rip her hair out.
You? Nagging? Please, Blake.

FROGGITY! said...

i somehow always knew over the years that if i uttered those words (i'll NEVER) i would probably eat them later... so, somehow i am off the hook. otherwise i would have probably broken every rule in the book... this is an awesome question, really made me think!!

Julie said...

I never really swore I'd not do something my mama did. I did say I'd spend more time with my kid and that I have done. I did say I'd care more about what he's into and how schools going and I did that. We all share the chores around here where at home it didn't work that way. So not to bad.
It's fun reading what others had to share. Thank you everyone.
Take care and have a great week. God Bless!!!

timmonstimes said...

I swore I'd never throw my arm/hand out to my passengers in the car if I slammed on my breaks and I do it all of the time. Both of my parents did it and I thought it was so your arm is going to save them! I mean, I know it's not going to save them but it's such a natural reaction for me now.

donatelli98 said...

Oh Lord where do I start - right there with you on texting (I don't every day though) ...addicted to blogs - swore that wouldn't be me ... all sorts of things with my kids I am sure!

Merry Mack said...
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Merry Mack said...

I also try really hard not to say I'll never..
However- I thought I would never say 'because I said so' and I often find myself with no other reason except 'because I said so' and now that I am a parent, sometimes that is the answer. I am with Malinda on the picky eater. I didn't want one, but I have one.
I did say, before I married that we will never go to bed angry and now I have learned sometimes you need to go to bed angry so you will not be angry any more.
There have to more, but that is it for me at the moment.

Kim said...

I hated when my mom and I conincidently wore soemthing similar and I do it all the time with Lysse and sometimes color coordinate the whole fam. I might have to sotp doing this one, now that I admitted it, ha!

Stop on over if you haven't yet, I have soemthing for you.

Lauren W said...

Pretty much everything!! And girl, let me know if you want a move going partner. I love Palazzo on Tuesday nights. $5 tickets and free popcorn.

Shannon said...

Meth. I was an idealistic child.

Cate O'Malley said...

Good question! Oh how quickly we turn into our mothers.

Dee Stephens said...

A few years ago I swore that MySpace, Facebook and the rest of the sites were stupid and for teenagers.
Look at me now! haha!

Sara said...

My mom always says, "I can make that" whenever we're shopping and we see something cute. I swore I would never do that and I do it all the time now.

Also swore I would never have a picky eater for a child. The verdict is still out on that one.

And I remember telling my parents that I would NEVER make my children have a curfew. HA!!!! Yeah, right.

Coco said...

I swore I would never open a box of food in the store to shut my kids up.

Dumb, young, me.

The Mommyologist said...

I LOVE going to the movies alone! I actually need to do that sometime's been FOREVER!

I honestly just swore I'd never get old. Then last night the hubby and I went out to eat with our son and we complained because the music in the restaurant was too loud. Yep, we're adults!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Oh my gosh, where do I start! Growing up I was never going to get married because then I would have to share my money. I was also not going to have kids.

Look at me know. I am married with four children and I am a stay-at-home mother. Therefore, I depend on my husband to support us.

When you are young, anything seems possible. But, looking back, I wouldn't change a thing.

Kristen said...

First... that picture of the dogs is a riot.
Things I claimed/claim I would/will never do:

1. Wear tapered polyester slacks with an elastic waistband

2. Wear sweatshirts with birds, flower bouquets or wildlife on them

3. Wear holiday sweaters for real (I will wear them as a joke)

4. Stuff a used kleenex into my sleeve like old people do

5. Wear high waisted jeans

merrilee said...

Love this post. I swore I would never text, pay $200 for jeans, bribe my kids with food to keep them quiet, drive a giant gas guzzler!

The Luis Family said...

I swore I would follow through when it came to saying no or giving out a punishment! My mom was queen of letting it go. I alway knew when I was grounded it would never be for as long as they said.

Now... one tear from my girl and that it is, I can't follow through. I better get better at this before we hit the teenage years! I know what I got away with!

I also swore I would never say... Don't make me come over there. I thought that was such a crazy thing to say to your kids. Looks who says it then walks!!

I know there has to be more, but I can't think of them at the moment.

Oh... and I've been meaning to tell you. I'm not that techy! My husband is VERY techy, which in turns make me semi-techy!

Dana said...

Great question...since we only have a 4 1/2 year old, and a 7 month old I can't say that I have done anything I swore I wouldn't do. BUT I do know something I will do that my mom didn't - I will make myself available for our kids to talk about the important stuff happening in their lives. And help them solve their problems rather than ignoring them. I CAN give that to my children, something I didn't have.

Kelly Beatty said...

I go to church.