We asked KC Parent’s 17,700+ Facebook Fans:
Complete this sentence: I knew I was a parent when…
Sabra: I realized my child's well-being was far more important than my own.
Meg: I was standing in line at the grocery checkout (without kids) and swaying my hips.
Matt: When we were the first ones to get to board the plane!
Melanie: The moment that sticks out the most is the first time I was referred to as "Cale's mom" rather than Melanie.
Karen: My baby pooped on me at a party. And I stayed at the party.
Angela: The first time I held my daughter seconds after she was born.
Melinda: I was thrown up on, during dinner, at T-Rex Café.
Carla: I saw my first son's heartbeat on our ultrasound. It was the most precious thing I had ever seen!
Carrie: When I dove in to catch the vomit rather than back away.
Kerri: I chose to go home when my son was tired instead of staying at a party that I wanted to stay at. His well-being trumped my want.
Dana: When I found myself saying the exact lines my mom used to say to us: "Don't even try it. Mom knows and sees everything."
Jason: When poop and vomit (often at the same time) ceased to faze me.