This is from the Parenthood blog, which also has a bunch more
Makes me think of weird parenting techniques. I always remember my cousin picking up her youngest kid like a sack of potatoes, just hooking him under her arm and walking off. As she retreated all you’d see was her back and peeking out from under her arm, this big toothless grin.
When I had a pregnancy scare the first year I was married, I got home from the doctor following blood tests (the results would only be back the next day) and went to my room and thought “But where would I put it?”
Thankfully the tests ended up coming back negative but I shudder to think of what kind of flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants parent I would have been. I think I would have been okay but probably very clueless and very unconventional. 😛
Have you ever seen a parent do something completely atypical and thought “Huh. Who’da thought?” or had any particular parenting fears yourself?