The list was created within a couple of months of the birth of our first child and has steadily grown since then. Each of my children has contributed to the list and all are aware of at least some of the items contained within. However, until today the list had never even been written down.
In most cases, making the list has a direct correlation to at least one or more of the following:
- The parent to child assistance ratio;
- The sharing (or lack of) quota;
- The clothing replacement equation;
- The jealousy factor; and
- The clean up / messiness parameter.
I recognize the controversy that this list will undoubtedly create within the parenting community and I understand that by releasing it, I am opening myself to the wrath of my fellow parents.
I also realize that by publishing this list, I am drawing a line in the proverbial blogging sand and am likely making a statement about the marketability (or lack of) of my blog.
However, sometimes one is compelled to take risks and this is one of those times. So, without further ado, I present:
The list of things this dad hates
6. Toys with no off apparent off switch
Do you have a list and if so, how does your list compare to mine?