1) He almost died
“5 am in the morning. Placed down my 5-month-old not far from the edge of the bed. Ran quickly to grab a nappy from a nearby cabinet (less than 2m away) but turned back as I heard him kicking his legs. Saw him slide down the bed in what seemed like super slow motion. There was no way I was able to make it to him. Ended up with his first head bump! sighs”
2) Freaked her out
“My daughter started potty training when she was about 18 months old. There came a time when I knew she had to take a shit, but she really did not want to go potty. I made her sit on the potty until she was done pooping. She wouldn’t go near the potty again for a year”
3) Scared me to death
“Technically my Father, not me.
But when I was 4, we moved to a new house. I was still getting familiar with the layout and my dad thought it’d be a good time to play hide and seek since,
A) I’d have to explore the house and
B) There’d be new places to hide that I wouldn’t know of.
However, he also thought it’d be a good idea to play it in the dark.
Imagine you’re 4 years old in a foreign house, wandering around in the dark. You’d be somewhat high strung and on edge. I started to walk down the pitch black hallway to my parent’s room when all of a sudden my dad jumped out from the bathroom and roared at me.
The way he describes it was that I jumped back from fright, smacked into the wall and passed out cold. All I remember is waking up in his arms as he said ‘Sorry’ a lot.”
4) Almost lost him:
“For me, having a nap in the middle of the afternoon while my son was asleep. I woke up to find no 2 years old and a wide-open front door. He’d walked up to the main road before a lovely older lady stopped him and asked him to take her to his house, and thank god he did! I met them at the bottom of the driveway as I was running to find him. He wasn’t hurt, but I think that was one of the defining moments when I realised I should not be a parent”
5) We know who cried later
“I didn’t cry much as a kid so my dad would try fun things to make me cry. One time he put me on top of the cabinet to see if I would cry. I just glared at him for a while before he took me down. I then farted so loud he dropped me”
6) No taxi rides with her
” I’d brought my daughter to work one day and we got into a taxi while returning. For some reason, it smelt really bad in there and she wouldn’t shut up, kept yelling ” Uncle Farted!”. He had to crack the window open”
7) He’s Possessive
” Went grocery shopping last weekend with my kid, ran into a colleague from work and started chatting. This riled him up, ” You’re not my dad, only me and my dad can talk mum” he said to the guy.”
8) No more secrets for him
“My 4-year-old son told my friend, ‘My mum said you have the messiest house she has ever seen.’ Thankfully, my friend helped me through the embarrassment by replying, ‘You are very bad at keeping secrets.’”