There are some common myths that many of us tell ourselves before we have children about the kind of parents we will be. "I'm not going to use the television as a baby sitter."
Ring a bell?
My other favorite is "I am going to raise my child with gender neutral toys and not with stereotypical boy or girl items."
Then we watch as said child takes his gender neutral teddy bear, places it on its side and goes, "broom broom" while pushing it through the blocks.
One of my pre-child myths was that I was not going to make two different meal items. What I eat, is what the child will eat. Right.
I am willing to embrace that this is not always (okay often) the case but I certainly didn't see it coming that I would be the one eating a hot dog, peas and tator tots.