Most of us probably played the game “Never Have I Ever” sometime in our younger days. Take turns going around the table, naming things you’d never done, trying to look cool, and maybe calling out questionable choices your friends had made in the process.
But as kids changed our lives forever, some of our “never have I evers” changed as well. So rather than claiming you’ve never danced on the bar at your favorite hangout, you might have to take a sip of your wine when someone suggests they’ve never dropped their kid off at school in their pajamas.
So hold those fingers up, get your glass of wine ready, and let’s dive into the parenting edition of this classic drinking game.
Never Have I Ever …
- Opened the microwave to heat up today’s coffee, only to find yesterday’s coffee still sitting there, cold.
- Called my kids by the dog’s name while fussing at them (or vice versa).
- “Lost” a really loud, obnoxious toy.
- Eaten a treat in the closet/bathroom/your car to avoid having to share.
- Caught a bodily fluid in your hands due to a lack of any other available receptacle.
- “Gone out for milk” to get a break.
- Had to make up an excuse for why the Tooth Fairy was a day late.
- Lied about your child’s age to get a discount (or to sneak them into something early).
- Found the remnants of a diaper in the washing machine.
- Eaten an entire meal that was just your kid’s leftovers.
- Thrown out a days-old sippy cup of milk rather than washing it.
- Used bedtime or naptime as an excuse to leave a social function that you weren’t really feeling.
- Told another grown up, “I have to go potty”.
- Snuck into my kids room at the end of a really tough day just to watch them sleep and be reminded of how much you love them.