Mama Moments

Tag, You’re the Parent

Kudos to single parents — I don’t know how you do it sometimes. . . especially when your child does something so darn cute that is so darn wrong.

Case in point:  My son was sitting in his highchair eating dry Cheerios and suddenly said, “In my nose.” I glanced over to see half a Cheerios peeking out his nose while he smiled that mischievous little grin of his. It was funny. I know it shouldn’t have been funny and it’s very wrong to allow your child to stuff objects up his nose, but I had to try really hard not to grin right back at him.  I mustered up a simple “no,” but thankfully my husband in the next room tag teamed the raising of our son at that very moment. He ran into the room, looked straight at me, quietly said, “don’t laugh” and proceeded to properly parent the situation.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all holler, “tag, you’re the parent.”