Peter says: What's going to embarrass your kids years from now?

Peter talks about quality time with Addy, and how he's going to embarrass her when she's a teen

By Peter van de Geyn
Peter says: What's going to embarrass your kids years from now?

This is how Peter and Addy used to spend quality time together. Now there's a toilet involved

Everyone already knows that Addy starts the night in our bed and I move her to her own room once she is asleep. More often than not she wakes up in the middle of the night and comes back to our room so she can sleep for the rest of the night in “mommy daddy bed.” I'm fine with her hogging the bed and leaving a sliver on each side for me and Lisa — that doesn’t bother me; I actually kind of like it. What is a bit weird is when the alarm goes off in the morning, she follows me into the bathroom and hangs out with me while I take care of my morning business. I sit on the toilet and she is more than happy to sit on the floor and read one of my magazines or flyers (she's into the Tiffany catalogue right now — like mother like daughter) and we chat.

Because I'm starting to feel a little strange about my three-year-old girl hanging out with me while I'm on the toilet, I've been trying to convince her to stay in bed; I tell her to sleep with Mommy until I take her downstairs for cereal together. This, of course, never works. I have no idea why the kid finds sitting on the floor in the bathroom...with the door closed...appealing, but it has turned into our morning quality time together while Lisa and Peyton are snoring away. 
While I write this I can’t help but think that this is one of those things I'll have to remember for when she is older because it's going to make a great story to embarrass her with.
What do your kids do now that will embarrass them when they're older?

This article was originally published on Dec 07, 2011

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