Top 10 things I Will Never Hear as a Parent

Top 10 things I will never hear as a parent

  1. Oh, sleep, glorious sleep.

    Oh, sleep, glorious sleep.

    Joe, thanks so much for getting us to bed on time so we can get a good night’s sleep and not be complete asshats the next day.

  2. Joe, thanks for making me apologize to my friend for doing something derpy to him. It made me a better person.
  3. Joe, why don’t we sit down and talk about history for a bit? You can tell me more about tanks.
  4. Joe, tell me more about what it was like back in your day. Especially about how much harder it was. Or better.
  5. Joe, any advice you can give me on how to please a woman?
  6. Joe, thank you for taking away my electronics for a week so I could focus on my homework.
  7. Joe, the best experience of my life was mowing the lawn every week. Right up there with picking up the dog poo.
  8. Joe, can we move, again so I can pack and unpack all your books? All 800 boxes of them.
  9. Joe, can you come and visit me and my friends at lunch time so we can all talk about life, the universe and girls?

    The most-interesting-man-in-the-world is never wrong.

    The most-interesting-man-in-the-world is never wrong.

  10. Joe, you were right.

Well, the truth is I could hear all those things sarcastically.

But I’m ok with that. When they’re 30 and have kids of their own, they will understand.




About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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1 Response to Top 10 things I Will Never Hear as a Parent

  1. Grant Ho says:

    Hello Old Friend, I stumbled upon your blogs by accident while I’m visiting Victoria. Read some your other writing too, looks like your doing a great job moving past parenting 101 & into The more advanced levels. Who would have thought 25 years ago that Dad would become a definitive job description for you. But wait, someday the boys will I
    both be teenagers & this list will grow to be 100 & you will have oh so much more material.

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