Some parents, if they find out they’re having a girl, vow to keep all pink, frilly things out of sight only to wind up with a little girl who wants to be a princess and wear sparkly pink dresses. I questioned myself…I mean they question themselves, “How did this happen?”
It’s inevitable…ban toy guns and your kid wants to play war. Cook healthy, organic meals and your kid will always say mac ‘n’ cheese from a box is their favorite.
It’s Murphy’s Law of Parenting, and it’s the only explanation I have for what happened this week at Casa de Aum.
I noticed my boys playing a game where they pull their pants down just enough to show their skivvies, or more often than not, that they’re going commando. Nothing new around here. The only mystery is how much laundry there is in relation to how often my kids run around naked. Anyway, what stood out about this new game is they were walking around calling themselves “cool dudes” and it finally dawned on me that they were sagging their pants!
Now where did they get that from? Especially the “cool dudes” part?
My husband doesn’t wear his pants like that. And I don’t wear clothes with a brand name like “Juicy” plastered across my butt.
But, lo and behold, this same week, my four-year-old daughter asked if she could decorate a pair of white shorts with fabric markers. I watched her scribble a rainbow of colors on the front before I walked away. Later, she proudly showed me that she had written her name in large letters across the back.
Seriously, what’s next? Strange facial piercings?!
Did they read my mind about never letting them out of the house wearing these trends, even when they’re older? Am I going to have to enforce a dress code at our homeschool this year?
Tell me, have you had any Murphy’s Law moments with your children?