5 Devious But Brilliant Parenting Maneuvers


Just because we’re no longer the child, doesn’t mean we don’t need to have our own survival tips to get through our parenting lives. In fact, parenting can often bring out some of our more conniving and devious ways. These 5 crafty actions prove parents are just as sneaky as their kids.

1. The Ol’ “Again” Trick

Whenever caught changing a poopy diaper, I am always informed it was not the first of the day. No matter what time of day it is. Whether you glare or not, we all know your comment means you don’t plan on changing the next one either.

2. Offering to Help Put the Baby Down

More often than not when your significant other offers to put the baby down for a nap, they are generally the ones who want to take it. In fact, 99.9% of the time, you’re more likely to find the adult napping.

3. Feigning Notice

This crafty little number is often used in a quick handoff to avoid changing the dreaded poopy diaper. Once the handoff is made, you will receive a disgusting wave of smelliness with the confused “Oh, did the baby poop?” comment.

4. Potty Breaks

Kids aren’t the only one who is notorious for well timed bathroom visits. However, instead of getting out of bedtime; significant others are trying to get out of cleaning, cooking, kids’ meltdowns, or various other tasks.

5. Showerproof

This commonly used parenting maneuver pretends the shower walls make the area soundproof; allowing the parent to conveniently ‘not hear’ the children, while you handle the situation.

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