I do all the things I said I wouldn't do when I became a parent.
I raise my voice.
My kids wear character shoes. And shirts. And dresses and whatever else they plaster Elmo and Dora all over.
My kids rarely behave as I expect them to in public.
That giggly roar coming from the rack of clothing in the boys' section at Sears? Totally my kid.
I often forget to sign paperwork and report cards and homework folders.
My babies wear cheap diapers.
I consider everyone wearing matching shoes and having their hair brushed before leaving the house a success.
I worry too much about how other's parents perceive me and my parenting abilities.
I let my toddler make ungodly amounts of noise in stores, without raising an eyebrow.
I care way too much about keeping my house clean.
And don't spend nearly enough time getting my hands dirty with my kids.
I want to start shooting again. I can feel the inspiration stirring.