Just like pancakes: Monday Quotes #33

“Kids are like pancakes. The first one is always a throw-away.” One of the nerds on Big Bang Theory

I don’t even know what the episode was about, all I heard was this line and it cracked me up. Not that I’m planning on throwing away my first born; especially now that his training is starting to take.

It reminded me of all the things we tried with our first child and all of the things that stressed us out. The first kid is really your parenting guinea pig. You experiment on the first, see what works and what doesn’t. By the time number two (or three or four) comes along you’ve decided to let them stay in pull-ups until kindergarten and eat dirt for snacks.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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13 Responses to Just like pancakes: Monday Quotes #33

  1. Yeah, I comment all the time that there are things my youngest does that we’d have flipped out had the oldest tried them. By the third, we’re like, eh, who gives a rat’s ass with most things?

  2. I remember that line from Big Bang. it was Leonard, right? We have been so lucky with our first. She has been a ‘Happy Kid’ since day one. Its hard for our second one to match up given our only experiences with the first. She was a Keeper not a throw away

  3. Shel says:

    I was thinking of this very same quote this morning! One of our favorite family stories is when number two ate a rock. And I remember how I freaked out when number one dropped a pacifier on the floor!

  4. Ned's Blog says:

    I still haven’t decided if being the last or first child is better. We have four children, and while the youngest has certain privileges our others didn’t (mostly because we’re just too tired to care), she also can’t get away with stuff our first children did because we know all the tricks. It’s a trade-off, I suppose. Sort of like deciding to have children in the first place…

  5. tric says:

    Our fourth is raising herself. She has just arrived in at 10pm from watching a movie on television with the other two and we had forgotten she was still up! (mid term from school so it’s not too bad).

  6. My husband and I are first born, so upon hearing that on Big Bang Theory we both burst out laughing. My son, the first born and Sheldon Cooper’s mini me in almost every way, wanted to know why this was funny. We told him he would understand when he was older. According to Sheldon, our daughter is the only one in this family with a fighting chance. 😉

    • My husband and I are also first borns, although our son is nothing like Sheldon (thank the universe)! I guess all the pressure is on our little girl who refuses to pee on the potty. It’s not looking good.

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