Super Nanny = Birth Control?

Why didn’t I ever watch Super Nanny before I went and got knocked up?!? Had I tuned in, perhaps my husband would’ve won the argument to remain a kid-free household. (We all know who won that one!) But now that we have our beautiful daughter we’re glad we took the leap to become parents. I can’t imagine not ever knowing her. Ask us again in thirteen years…we might be singing a different tune. Then again, some of the worst of these hellions is under the age of five. So we might be closer than we think to dealing with our own little Tasmanian devil.

Lord, I hope that I never need the help of Super Nanny. The children on this show scare the crap out of me. Cussing, hitting, screaming, breaking things, extinguishing their parents’ will to live. I don’t know who’s going to be the disciplinarian out of the two of us. My hubby likes to think he will be a strict dad…but we all know what super strict parents gets you. Hello, rebel without a cause! I refuse to be a grandma at 45 though, so maybe he’s right when it comes to setting rigid rules. But our daughter already has him wound so tightly around her itty bitty finger, I doubt he’ll be anything but a big ol’ softie! I’ll probably end up the bad cop…naturally.

I never put much thought into the actual parenting part that goes in to bringing up baby, or at least I never made it past the diapering stage!(Surely, I can’t be the only one? ) You think you get pregnant, have your bundle, and ride, sail, or drift off into the sunset…until one day you realize that the decisions you make will shape this little baby’s world and then you have your first ever panic attack! So, I try not to think about the day she’ll shout that she hates me, wishes she was never born, and slams her bedroom door in my face. For now, our biggest hurdle is when she becomes a fusspot because she missed a nap…nothing Super Mummy can’t handle!

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8 thoughts on “Super Nanny = Birth Control?

  1. This is so funny, I was thinking this exact same thing the other day. That show really scares me- like bad! I have to remember that it showcases the absolute worst in parenting, but there is a side of me that thinks, could that be me? Good luck, I am sure you guys are great parents!

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    • Thanks Katherine! It really is a frightening show. While I was no angel growing up, I was nowhere near these little monsters. I know what you mean when you say, could that be me? My hubby and I are so new to parenting that it seems like we have A LOT to learn. Thanks for the vote of confidence and for reading! : )

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  2. I posted a comment but I think it got lost in orbit 😦

    Here it goes again.. Sorry if this is a repeat…

    This show terrifies me too! It is kinda like a prequel to Locked Up! I am so worried about our parenting style too, will we be too lenient, will we be too strict? But I think with lots of love in our hearts, we can’t go wrong.

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    • I haven’t seen Locked Up, but that’s probably a good thing as it would probably give me heart palpitations if it’s worse than Super Nanny. Yeah, I have the same worries…just glad we have a few years to try to figure it out ahead of time. : )

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  3. You are hilarious! I think you hit a spot that’s relatable for a lot of us new (or soon to be) moms. I can’t even watch that show because it scares me so much – I’m afraid that if I think about it too much, it could come to be! I still have a good two months (or at least we hope) before my daughter will come into this world, and I’m already thinking about what I’ll do if she talks back to me…gets sick…sneaks out of the house to go on late-night dates with boys…speeds when she learns to drive…I could go on! Hopefully, as long as we give the proper attention and care (which it definitely sounds like you are!) our children will turn out to be excellent examples for their children one day.

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    • Thanks so much Jen! Yes, I’m terrified of all the same things when my daughter gets older…what do they say karma is again?!? But I wasn’t that bad. : ) I think you’re right about our level of attention & care. I just hope I can remain open and loving so she’s not afraid to come to me for anything. Congrats on your little girl…your world is soon to be filled with so much more love than you could ever imagine!

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    • You’re brave to watch that show before your baby even came along : ) I hope to god my daughter never acts like the kids on that show and if she does I have no one to blame but myself…or her father. And you best believe I’ll be blaming him!!

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