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 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 12
You know you're a parent when..........Page 2 of 2    (1, 2)
-You've awaken after sleeping in on a weekend morning to discover your child has multiplied all over the living room in form of his neighborhood friends. ....and they stay til dinnertime.
-Your voice has changed to a whole new tone.. the parent tone. It can reach to high pitches when agitated or a low deep pitch when you mean business.
-You've developed "The Stare", a warning of impending doom if there should be any misbehaving. Unfortunately you start to do this with not only your children but with anyone.
-You go to bed before your child only to wake at an ungodly hour for that super quiet time and organize.
-When the ever growing size of your child's feet frighten you.
- When you're a form of amusement for your children. They know how to push buttons just for the reaction because they think it's funny.
-When you're anxious for them to go to bed so you can watch adult themed shows. Or hide in the bathroom for.. well, you know. lol
-When puberty is not just a sex ed subject but a point of blame for every annoying thing the teen does, leaving you perplexed with how such idiocy exists.
- You've become a neat freak to the point of OCD
 spilling_fire
Joined: 7/3/2011
Msg: 13
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 4/22/2013 11:45:02 AM
You know you're a parent when......

1. All of your friends laugh and say, "He's almost as tall as you."
2. You no longer get to sleep past 8 a.m. and say goodbye to afternoon naps.
3. You're turned on by a 30-second gropefest with your significant other because your kid finally left the room.
4. Your son tells you he hates going to the grocery, but you leave with a $300 grocery bill every single time.
5. You actually have to remind someone that it's a good idea to bathe and brush your teeth on a regular basis.
6. You hate the phrases, "But why?" or "What would happen if..."
7. You have to explain that it's not a good idea to throw the cat at the dog for entertainment's sake.
 Hands of gold
Joined: 11/12/2008
Msg: 14
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You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 4/22/2013 6:15:01 PM
You know you are a parent of a teenager when.....

You finally get an ipod...... when your son tires of his.
You check the history on the computer but it has already been deleted.
You can tell when your son is interested in a girl, because he gets up to shower in the morning.
You are no longer able to buy them clothes at Walmart.
You buy them nice gear like skis and outdoor wear because right now you and him are the same size, and he will outgrow it in 3 months leaving it for you.
The internet going out is a family crisis.
Paying $5 for a chore around the house just doesn't cut it anymore.
You don't stock the liquor cabinet until the day before company arrives.
 LiterateHiker
Joined: 11/30/2012
Msg: 15
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 4/27/2013 6:51:44 PM
You pick up wet towels on your teen daughter's bed and bedroom floor, only to be yelled at for violating her privacy.

After dark, you drive home four 14 year-old boys who arrived on skateboards. After dropping the boys off, you return with all your windows down in the winter because their feet smelled so bad.

 m8t
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 16
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 4/27/2013 8:28:31 PM
1. They are your D.D., and buy you drinks as a bribe to watch their pets.
2. Their friends do all the yard work, to get a mountain of their laundry done.
3. Everyone expects Sunday dinner, even if its canned soup and grilled cheese.
4. Winning more money than you is a Casino favorite rub in.
5. You get asked to do their taxes~ again free of charge.
6. Their spouses are a bigger pain in the azz than any of your ex dating partners ever were.
7. Gear gets borrowed, fixed, returned, or replaced at their cost.
8. Whining "please" still doesnt work when their adults.
9. Its still fun to wake them up at 4am with a stupid question.
10. Embarrassing childhood photos are a blast to post on Facebook.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 17
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 4/29/2013 1:38:33 PM
9. Its still fun to wake them up at 4am with a stupid question.
10. Embarrassing childhood photos are a blast to post on Facebook.


Ohhhhh..... something to look forward to. Awesome! ((rubs hands))
 m8t
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 18
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/3/2013 9:39:12 AM
^ hahahaha that still happens when they are married. They need help with their college classes, theres a house full of twenty and thirty somethings, or a yard full of pets. Then they all want food and drinks.

Good thing they remember my Grey Goose so I can handle their kids, pets, vehicles, mess, noise, and crap.
It just multiplies as we age. Loans go from car insurance to house payments.
 sweetgemini72
Joined: 4/5/2013
Msg: 19
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/3/2013 2:07:29 PM
awwww sorry to disappoint Bold Spark......


...You have to appear interested in the latest tattoo on the latest boy band and recall their hobbies.
....You don't remember the last time you listened to music YOU LIKE in the car...
.....You get up early so you can have quiet time....
.....All of a sudden and without any defense trial you become known as "uncool"
....They go from wanting a cuddle to wanting you to drop them off round the block.
......Your only real pre requiste for a house is a lock on the bathroom door....
 FlyyinSolo87
Joined: 6/15/2011
Msg: 20
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/7/2013 2:07:33 PM
When you can't use the bathroom by yourself.
When you constantly trip over Thomas AND his friends every time you take a shower.
When you want to strangle whoever invented the word "why".
When you realize you sound just like a broken record.
And when you realize you are saying the exact same things your parents said when you were a kid.
 CheekyCapricorn
Joined: 9/12/2012
Msg: 21
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/24/2013 2:35:43 PM
you get asked "did they have electricity when you were a kid" (just how old do I look? :O)
 CheekyCapricorn
Joined: 9/12/2012
Msg: 22
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/24/2013 2:39:09 PM
when the though of standing on lego in the middle of the night scares you more than the thought of an intruder!
 NtvNtv
Joined: 5/15/2013
Msg: 23
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/25/2013 9:15:44 PM
( ^ ^)

.....when you look forward to having Pizza with them every Friday night (luv it!)
.....when you display their beautiful arts & crafts for all to see
.....when you constantly plan ahead for them: vacations, dinners, shopping for them & enjoy it :)
.....when you talk about them with pride
.....when you hear the words "I love you mom"
.....when you say back "I love you more"
.....when you put a little treat in their lunch bag and they come home and tell you how happy they were to find it : )
.....when you think 'what did I do without them'....just love 'em
.....when you tuck them in at night in their big cushy beds : )
 Paul9473
Joined: 2/12/2013
Msg: 24
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/26/2013 1:27:17 AM

....You wake up with 2 boys sprawled across you ........ and it isn't as much fun as it first sounds.

Hey speak for yourself. My 2 are the only boys I'd want to wake up to. Besides, it's moving into winter here.
 geminiflutter2
Joined: 5/5/2013
Msg: 25
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/26/2013 10:23:05 AM

You open your handbag/look in your pocket and find a toy car, assorted hairclips, chocolate bar wrappers and a few plasters (what do Americans call plasters?)




Lol, ok, I'd like to know, being an American, I have no idea what "plasters" are....what are they?
 m8t
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 26
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/26/2013 10:36:59 AM
My daughter and I were at the store, and a very confused recently divorced young woman was in the condom isle.
She obviously needed help, so my daughter offered her suggestions. It turned into a full blown condom education for everyone within hearing distance. This included two male shoppers that got so embarrassed they left the isle.

I know Im a parent when my daughter can help me embarrass young men with the truth, and like it ;)

Plasters? I'd venture a guess at sticky hard candies.
 QT3.18
Joined: 2/1/2013
Msg: 27
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/26/2013 3:36:58 PM
Plasters are bandaids. :)
 geminiflutter2
Joined: 5/5/2013
Msg: 28
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 5/27/2013 1:59:21 AM
ahhhh, bandaids, ok...thank you
 LoneScottishBoy
Joined: 2/13/2012
Msg: 29
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You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/13/2013 6:24:50 AM
Sixty seconds after she was born, Im holding my oldest and thinking "OMG...This isn't something you can just put back."

Luv my kids to death.
 MS.ICENI
Joined: 2/3/2007
Msg: 30
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You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/14/2013 5:37:13 PM
Now that it's over and he's 43 I realize now that giving birth was the easy part.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 31
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/16/2013 12:34:56 AM
sweetgemini72-
You know you are a parent when:
You go through a gallon of milk every two days.
"not me" becomes an official member of your household.
You become dumber as your kids get older.
Inanity is hereditary, you get it from your children.
You have now become so and so's mom (is that ''''''s mom?)
Your house is never completely clean.
If you had a penny for every eye roll or sigh, you'd be rich.
Sometimes you just KNOW when there up to something.
You are always the last one to use the computer because the kids hog it all day (same with the tv)
You will never again eat chips that aren't stale because chip clips aren't cool.
Last but not least, you know never, in your life, will you have such powerful feelings of love for another human being :)
 jojoaus
Joined: 10/28/2007
Msg: 32
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You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/16/2013 1:02:19 AM
When your adult child says 'If I have kids I want you to help me raise them because I like the way I turned out!'
 barnabyjames1
Joined: 1/11/2013
Msg: 33
You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:43:38 PM
One of you is sitting home, w/o ANY prospects for dates, and you wonder why you were in such a big hurry to have children with douchebags?

This is when you have to ask yourselves: was it all worth it?
 Peppermint_Petunias
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 34
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You know you're a parent when..........
Posted: 9/20/2013 3:30:32 AM
Early years
You get rid of the gun
You start wearing a seat belt
You cut your nails
Forget ever locking a bathroom door is safe or even possible.
You are using cheap sheets and buying plastic cups and bowls

As they get older
You are introduced as ******'s mom
You take long distance off the phone. JUST who the heck do they know in Germany?
You have to assume they are lying,just in case.
They tell you to wear loose or long ( mom) clothes when friends come over for band practice.
You hide your eyeliner ( boys too).
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