1. Sugary cereal
Admit it. This is why you run those five extra minutes on the treadmill every day.
2. Those car shopping carts
Don’t even play like you don’t love pushing these things around.
3. Yo Gabba Gabba
Cameos by Jack Black and Jason Bateman? Music by Biz Markie and The Shins? Gee, I guess you can put it on, son.
“Be patient, Sweetie. I’m still making sure it’s safe.”
6. Shirley Temples
It’s impossible not to steal a sip as you pass these to your kid.
7. Pixar movies
Toy Story 3 should have won Best Picture. For serious.
8. Bounce houses
“I’m just making sure the kids are okay in here, honey!”
10. Video Games
“Do you want my help or not?” “NOT.” “Well, you’re getting it anyway.”
11. Capri Sun
Not only do these make incredible mixers, but now that we’re adults we can actually get the straw in them!
12. The Curious George soundtrack
It’s got eleven awesome songs by Jack Johnson and even one by the White Stripes!
You can’t tell me these Star Wars Legos aren’t meant for people my age.
14. Coloring at restaurants
“Hey, honey. Let me help you color that tree.”
Halloween candy tastes better when it comes out of your kid’s stash after they go to bed.
16. Jumping on the bed
You paid for that mattress and you can ruin it if you damn well please.
17. Santa Claus
“Santa” makes a great excuse to go buy yourself something nice.
19. Blowing bubbles
We’ve all had that moment when the kids weren’t home but we blew a few bubbles anyway.
Now that you’re the parent no one can tell you not to eat all that cotton candy before you go on the teacups.