“My daughter got ahold of my Vaseline right before we were about to leave for preschool. I walked into her room and she just turned to me with the biggest smile. I asked her, ‘Uh, baby, what did you do?’ She replied, ‘I’m getting pretty!’” – Tashae, Arlington
“I took the kids to a ballet. My five-year-old son said, ‘When are they going to stop dancing and hopping around and tell us what’s going on?’ I explained that they dance the entire time and that there aren’t really words. He replied, ‘Dance the whole time? What’s the point of that?!?’” – Tina, Colleyville
“My aging parents moved in with us recently. One day, my son was yelling, ‘Mommy, mommy, I have a new toy!’ He was using his grandmother’s bedpan and basin for her bedside commode as a shield and hat! Fortunately, they were clean.” – Nicole, Little Elm
“I missed my child’s parent-teacher conference. The teacher sent me a sweet email that said, ‘I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long that you had to head out!’ It completely slipped my mind!” – Christin, Fort Worth
“My 3-year–old daughter recently heard me tell someone that I thought her 5-month–old sister was a boy during my pregnancy because of the way I felt. A week later, I’m sorting boy clothes for my cousins and my daughter asks, ‘Mommy, is this when the baby was a boy?’” – Estela, Irving
“We took my daughter to see Disney on Ice at American Airlines Center, so now she thinks that Dallas is where all the princesses live. I don’t have the heart to correct her.”
– Heather, Frisco
Illustration courtesy of Mary Dunn.