Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival.
For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado whoopie pies, avocado beer (Mom and Dad only, of course), and chips with loads of delicious dip scooped straight out of the World’s Largest Vat of Guacamole.
Hey, you. Yes, you. The Overly Competitive Mom I saw at the children’s play place the other day.
Remember me? I’m That Other Mom who was there all by herself, watching her kids. Well, technically I wasn’t so much “watching” as I was “frantically chasing” my 12-month-old daughter, trying to make sure she didn’t fall flat on her face or stumble directly into the path of some other gleefully reckless child.
When you’re a parent, you don’t have much time for yourself. Not to sleep, not to shower, not to watch TV, and certainly not to watch commercials.
But the thing is, there are lots of commercials about parenting out there that are pretty darn good – or at least pretty darn good at making moms and dads like us cry.
So since you probably haven’t had the spare minute or two it takes to find and watch any of these poignant, touching, heartstring-tugging advertisements on your own, here’s our collection of 7 commercials about parenting that will surely make you cry like a baby.
When you’re having a baby these days, there are lots of must-have items every parent puts on their shopping list. Cribs, car seats, strollers, clothes, parenting books, poopy diaper receptacles, and of course, baby monitors.
For our first baby, we had a simple, straight-out-of-the-Stone-Age audio monitor, which only let us hear what our baby was doing, without actually seeing anything that was going on…How primitive, right?
Here’s what happened when a totally tired family of five talked about just how tired they all were.
Summer vacation’s over, school’s back in session and families everywhere are wishing they could squeeze just a few more minutes out of their snooze buttons each morning.
The Doctor and Dad household is no exception. With a full-time first grader, a part-time preschooler and a baby who’s decided to drop her second nap way sooner than we’d have liked, we’re as busy as ever – and most definitely sleepy.
That’s why we decided to talk about just how tired we all were during one of our famous, dinnertime family debates! Check out some of the other stuff we’ve debated in the past here and here. Then read below to find out what happened when we asked our tired family:
“What is the most TIRED you have been in your whole entire life?”
You are gliding effortlessly from aisle to aisle, instantly finding each and every item you need. Everything’s on sale, your list is overflowing with deeply satisfying checkmarks, and your shopping cart wheels are completely squeak-free.
When you become a parent, you also become a teacher. Some things we teach our children are useful – letters, numbers, how to say “Mama” and “Dada,” and the fact that diving headfirst down the stairs causes serious “owies.” Other things aren’t quite so important. Why exactly do we think our kids need to know the sound every single farm animal makes anyway?
But there’s one thing we parents should teach our kids about that we rarely do: the brain.