Nine Parenting Shortcuts Worth Considering
1/ Forget the pajamas – let them sleep in their t-shirts.
2/ Don’t sort the laundry by colour. The shirts are already grungy anyway.
3/ Let them watch TV.
4/ Make them eat whole apples.
5/ Let them wear non-matching socks.
6/ Don’t fold the laundry — just pick it out of the dryer daily. (a lot of these are about laundry — it’s all starting to make sense now ..)
7/ In the mornings, rather than getting up and taking them downstairs at an ungodly hour, encourage them to run laps of the second floor giving high fives to your sleeping self as they run by.
8/ Play hide and seek and always hide in the bed under the covers where you can take a nap.
9/ Only wash hair once a week. People only have so much tolerance for shrieking.
10/ When they refuse to put on their coats — rather than fight them on it, let them go coat-less until they’re cold enough to ask for them.