After I Had Kids: "Charlotte! Gavin! Nathan! Mommy and Daddy want to go get some breakfast. Where are your Mobigos? Let's pack them. Nathan, let's bring your Tag Reader! Gav, should we bring your Superheroes? Something to color? How about the portable DVD player? Mommy and Daddy want to eat in peace."
Before I Had Kids: "Seriously. Is it necessary to have a DVD player in your car? Don't the kids watch enough TV at home? That's what's wrong with America. Kids should learn how to hold polite conversations, not be placated with yet another viewing of Shrek."
After I Had Kids: "Kids, I know we're just going a mile down the road, but what would you rather watch? The Wiggles, or Cars? You'll only get to see the opening scene, but at least it's something!"
Before I Had Kids: "My children will always eat balanced meals. Fruits, veggies, and a whole grain at every sitting. I mean, if I don't keep any junk in the house, then they can't eat it, right?"
After I Had Kids: "Do you guys want Lucky Charms or Trix for breakfast?"
I have learned to eat some serious crow over the past few years! It's so much more difficult than I thought it would be, but also so much more rewarding.
And how about you? Have you changed your tune about any of your parenting edicts?