Thursday, August 20, 2009

You know you're a parent when...

You know you're a parent when...

  • The last ten books you've read are "The Gruffalo", "The Secret Seven", "The Famous Five", "The Gruffalo", "The Gruffalo", "The Secret Seven's Adventure", "The Cat in A Hat", "The Gruffalo", "The Secret Seven Do It Again" and "The Gruffalo".
  • You enter a library to give a talk to a group of adults, only to be sidetracked by a room full of toddlers singing "The wheels on the bus go round and round".
  • (You hum "The wheels on the bus go round and round" for the rest of the day.)
  • Your dinner repertoir consists of sausages, fish fingers and chicken nuggets.
  • You refuse to read any books in which bad things happen to children.
  • (You don't have time to read any adult books anyway.)
  • As an author, you start censoring your writing in case your children get into the computer.
  • You think it's more important for your children to be happy than for you to win the Orange Fiction Prize.
  • You finish your blog post mid-sentence because your children call you down to -


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Or - as in my case, a grandparent! I haven't heard of "The Gruffulo" - will have to look for that one. Enjoyed the post.

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

LOL Jane. "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson is a really cool book, as are others by her (lovely illustrations and rhymes). Have fun!