#16. The minute you decide to take advantage of nap time to have a shower/watch TV/read a book/do laundry is the moment nap time ends.
#17. Saying Do Not Touch means your child will touch it.
#18. A quiet toddler is a dangerous toddler.
#19. The more important the meeting/appointment the more likely your child will be sick that day.
#20. That expensive toy your child insisted they had to have will be played with twice then never again.
#21. Your toddler will be more fascinated with the packaging of a toy than the toy itself.
#22. Your child will remember and repeat every swear word you ever utter.
#23. There will be no change/coins in the house when the Tooth Fairy visits.
#24. There will be no money in the house when your child needs it next day for a school trip or school fundraiser.
#25. As soon as you tell another parent that you’ve never had a particular problem with your child, you will start to have that particular problem.
#26. The more urgent your need to leave the house on time, the more likely your child is to need the toilet.
#27. Your child will suddenly need to pee when you have a trolley full of groceries just before the checkout, or when they are inside their hard to get off ballet costume or snow suit, or when you are in the car nowhere near a toilet..
#28. If your son has spent months begging to take karate lessons, the day you sign him up and pay for the classes is the day he will switch his interest to soccer.
#29. The day you decide to wear ‘something nice’ will be the day your child child covers you with blood, snot and tears.
#30. The chances of enjoying a holiday decreases in direct proportion to the distance you have to travel.
#31. It isn’t bedtime until it’s dark outside, even if it’s summertime!
#32. You think you know stuff until your child starts asking questions like Why is the sky blue? when did the Romans live? what’s the capital of Belarus? then you realise you know nothing.
#33. If you throw something away because your child has not played with it in months, he will ask for it later that same day.
#34. The one time your child asks for a particular vegetable, you won’t have any of that vegetable in the house.
#35. You will get caught when you sneak in another room to eat chocolate.
#36. The moment you have managed to get your baby to sleep is the moment you will trip on a toy and curse loudly.
#37. If you make one silly face to make the baby laugh you will have to make that face one hundred more times.
#38. The colder it is, the more they will refuse to put on a sweater or jacket.
#39. The minute you make or receive an important phone call, the minute they will want your attention LOUDLY.
#40. The one time your kids are away for the night you will wake up early.