First Kid vs. Second Kid: The Truth Comes Out

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“I’m getting hungry again. I could go for one of those bottles. Let me try that crying thing and see if that works. It did! Ah, so dependable those two. Always on the ball.”

“I’m getting hungry again. I could go for one of those bottles. Crying never works, so I need to think of something new and extreme to get their attention. These two, I swear… “

“Oh no, I’m going to fall! Ouch, that really hurt. Mommmy! Mommmy! You know what? That actually didn’t hurt that mu… oh, I’m getting picked up anyways? Cool.”

“Oh no, I’m going to fall! Ouch, that really hurt. Mommmy! Mommmy! Mommmy? What do you mean I’m okay? You didn’t even come over here to check me!”

“Why is he crying all the time?”

“Why am I crying all the time?”

“Which activity should I pick this season? There is the one with the big ball that I kick and the other one with the bat and the little ball. Let’s see… I’ll go with the little ball one this time.”

“No I don’t want a matchbox car from your purse, I want to play out there with all the other kids like him. Here, let me grab this metal bat right here and show you I can outhit all of these big kids. What? Oh. Not happening?”

“Ah, what to do with all this free time and having nobody else playing with my toys? I know, I’ll calmly play with each one in succession.”

“Okay, we have like 15 minutes before we are rushed off to your next practice. Let’s play with all of your toys at once by smashing them all together.”

“Why won’t he ever do what I tell him?”

“Why is he always telling me what to do?”

“Mommy, can I have a snack? Oh, wow. Those are some really great choices. Really innovative of you. I think I’ll go with the homemade red pepper hummus and sliced carrots.”

“Mommy can I have a snack? Oh, wow. Those are some really bad choices. Got anything new? What?! Now I have to get my own snack?”

“Okay, I’m getting this now. The grandparents who visit from hours away always bring me the coolest toys. Got it.”

“Okay, I’m getting this now. The grandparents who visit from hours away always bring him the cooler toys. I don’t want the over-sized Lego blocks, I want the real deal!”

“You’re right. This outfit really does look cute on me.”

“No, I don’t remember how cute he looked when he wore this outfit. Please tell me more… ” 

“Boy, they really don’t budge on us reading books together before bed, do they?”

“Boy, they really don’t budge on us reading books together before bed, do they?”

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