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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Daydreaming of bedtime
Looking for shoes
Eating whatever the kids didn't eat
Futilely organizing the playroom toys
Andrés Mauricio Moreno Zopó added Goofing Around and Having a Good Time