- Your kids don’t care what they wear. They might have a preference for shorts over pants and probably don’t want to wear a sweater or jacket, but they probably have no opinion about color combinations or what shoes “go” with their outfit. It makes getting out of the house a tiny bit easier.
- You can’t touch the huge mess of toys, blankets and/or stuffed animals without asking. There is probably a really good reason the giant pile is arranged just so even if to the untrained eye there’s no possible way this junk heap is a town or airport or gold mine.
- And speaking of junk: you can’t throw away any rocks or sticks. Each one has some special significance.
- The first time your boys heard a bad word, it was because you stepped on a tiny LEGO or Playmobil piece or almost fell down the stairs because of a misplaced bouncy ball.
- You do laundry all the time, because somehow clothes, especially the knees of pants and socks, get dirty in less than one minute after you leave the house.
- Your kids have never seen a movie with guns or read books featuring guns and yet the first time they pick up a water gun, they know exactly what to do. The same goes for swords.