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22 Things Every Parent Has Done

No matter where you live, some parenting moments and philosophies are universal…

1. Used the TV as a babysitter:

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2. Told them, “You’ll grow into it:”

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3. Somehow found their horrendously dishonest behavior endearing:

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4. Given them the last piece of cake, even though you really wanted it:

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5. Did everything possible to minimize their shortcomings:

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6. Genuinely believed he or she was the cutest kid on the planet:

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7. Relished the excuse to do kid stuff again:

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8. Turned into a supervillain when pushed too far:

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9. Encouraged their imagination:

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10. Gone out of your way to make them happy:

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11. Found yourself watching cartoons long after they’ve left the room:

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12. Played along, even if it made you look ridiculous:

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13. Regretted that one second you turned your back:

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14. Said, “Yes” purely because they asked with extreme cuteness:

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15. Encouraged them, even after failing miserably:

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16. Selfishly used them for your own personal amusement:

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17. Lied and told a friend, “He’s adorable:”

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18. Occasionally envied your non-parent friends, because:

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19. Found profound wisdom in the innocence of their words:

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20. Bonded over a common interest:

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21. Found refuge in those few short minutes in the bathroom:

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Previously: 18 Parents Who Are Doing it Right