I ran across the question for this weeks TT's by accident, really. It was a "deep thought" quote on another blog I read the other day and it reminded me of how incredibly stupid I was as a new mom. I was going to have the most polite, quiet and well behaved children ever. I was, really... and I believed it, too.
Looking back I have no clue what the hell I was thinking... how could I possibly teach these children to be quiet in public when I have a hard time keeping my own voice down to a respectable volume level? And well behaved? Ha! Yeah, thats a joke. I never knew what behaved meant and I still don't.
I taught my children well - they turned out just like me.