VOTE Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent  

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When you read the parenting books before your first kid arrives, there are a lot of things you are simply unprepared for. Sure, the diaper-changing and the constructive playtime are all covered, you think you got that shit down. But when the kid has been around for a while, you slowly start to realize that you are spending most of your parenting time doing things that no book warned you about. Vote up the stuff you spend the most time doing, and make sure to add any missing things.

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Laundry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Laundry

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Explaining "Why" is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Explaining "Why"

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Daydreaming of bedtime is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Daydreaming of bedtime

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Eating whatever the kids didn&... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Eating whatever the kids didn't eat

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Looking for shoes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Looking for shoes

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Goofing Around and Having a Go... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Andrés Mauricio Moreno Zopó added Goofing Around and Having a Good Time

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Futilely organizing the playro... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Futilely organizing the playroom toys

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Shouting at the back seat of y... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Shouting at the back seat of your car

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Secretly eating your kids' Hal... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Secretly eating your kids' Halloween candy

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Chauffeuring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Chauffeuring

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Arguing about bath/shower time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Arguing about bath/shower time

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Reading the same book over and... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Reading the same book over and over

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Ordering out instead of cookin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Ordering out instead of cooking

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stepping on legos in bare feet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
stepping on legos in bare feet

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Questioning childrens' clothin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Questioning childrens' clothing decisions

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Feeling Guilty for Staring at ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Jeff Korhorn added Feeling Guilty for Staring at Your Screen Instead of Engaging Them.

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Looking for a hidden place to ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Looking for a hidden place to nap

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Drinking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Drinking

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Learning Dinosaur Names is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Learning Dinosaur Names

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Washing crayon off the walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Washing crayon off the walls

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Making bag lunches that won't ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Making bag lunches that won't be touched

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Going to a 100 Million birthda... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Going to a 100 Million birthday parties

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Pulling tiny plastic toys out ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Pulling tiny plastic toys out of the vacuum

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Cutting food into shapes for s... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Cutting food into shapes for some reason

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Watching a lot of soccer match... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Watching a lot of soccer matches