kids 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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232 28
Laundry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Laundry

2
167 38
Explaining "Why" is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Explaining "Why"

3
159 43
Daydreaming of bedtime is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Daydreaming of bedtime

4
157 49
Looking for shoes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Looking for shoes

5
159 51
Eating whatever the kids didn&... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Eating whatever the kids didn't eat

6
151 50
Futilely organizing the playro... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Futilely organizing the playroom toys

7
143 46
Goofing Around and Having a Go... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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127 37
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

9
134 46
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

10
128 47
Chauffeuring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Chauffeuring

11
117 42
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

12
125 55
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

13
119 57
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

14
103 49
Questioning childrens' clothin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Questioning childrens' clothing decisions

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106 54
stepping on legos in bare feet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
stepping on legos in bare feet

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33 9
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.

17
73 72
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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76 82
Drinking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Drinking

19
62 71
Washing crayon off the walls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Washing crayon off the walls

20
65 76
Learning Dinosaur Names is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Learning Dinosaur Names

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62 73
Going to a 100 Million birthda... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Going to a 100 Million birthday parties

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55 67
Making bag lunches that won't ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent
Making bag lunches that won't be touched

23
53 70
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

24
35 85
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

25
31 87
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