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Parents, What Would You Do In These 11 Cringey Situations

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  1. Your baby has a VERY poopy diaper at a store in the mall that's at the farthest point possible from the mall's entrance. After changing the diaper, do you…

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Your baby has a VERY poopy diaper at a store in the mall that's at the farthest point possible from the mall's entrance. After changing the diaper, do you…
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    Dump the dirty diaper in the store's tiny, poorly-ventilated bathroom, then hurry out and continue your shopping.
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    Walk the diaper all the way out of the mall and dispose of it in an outdoor trash can before continuing shopping.
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    Carry it around with you as you shop until you can dispose of it somewhere appropriate.
  1. Your kid becomes friends with someone whose parents are absolutely insufferable. Do you...

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Your kid becomes friends with someone whose parents are absolutely insufferable. Do you...
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    Suffer through interactions with the parents for your kid's sake.
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    Steer your kid toward being friends with other kids.
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    Forbid your kid from being friends with their kid.
  1. You get rid of one of your kid's long-ignored toys — and then the next day your kid suddenly needs it desperately. Do you...

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You get rid of one of your kid's long-ignored toys — and then the next day your kid suddenly needs it desperately. Do you...
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    Kindly help them "look" for it until they (hopefully) lose interest.
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    Shrug and say, "Well, if you ever cleaned your room you might know where your things are!"
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    Admit you tossed it out.
  1. Your kid’s class performance is at the very end of the school's famously interminable holiday show. Do you…

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Your kid’s class performance is at the very end of the school's famously interminable holiday show. Do you…
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    Show up at the start to support all of the classes.
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    Show up in the middle to be there for some of the performances.
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    Arrive close to the end to limit the suffering and see just your kid perform.
  1. Your friend who doesn't have kids invites you to her "birthday drinks" at a club at 10 p.m. on a Friday night (your kid has 8 a.m. soccer). Do you...

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Your friend who doesn't have kids invites you to her "birthday drinks" at a club at 10 p.m. on a Friday night (your kid has 8 a.m. soccer). Do you...
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    Suck it up and go even if it means being a zombie all weekend.
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    Make up an excuse for why you can't make it.
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    Bluntly tell her that 10 p.m. is way too late for a parent.
  1. Your first grader’s friend comes over to play a lot, but also calls for you to wipe their butt when they use the bathroom. Do you…

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Your first grader’s friend comes over to play a lot, but also calls for you to wipe their butt when they use the bathroom. Do you…
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    Wipe the kid's butt and keep it to yourself.
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    Have an awkward chat with kid's parents explaining that their kid needed some help in the bathroom.
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    Tell the kid they can't use the bathroom when they're over.
  1. There’s another parent you really like, but they have a big social media following and constantly post photos of their kid with your kid clearly visible. Do you...

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There’s another parent you really like, but they have a big social media following and constantly post photos of their kid with your kid clearly visible. Do you...
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    Just ignore it, it's no big deal, and they're really nice.
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    Mention you'd prefer if they asked before posting photos with your kid.
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    Start dressing your kid in their best clothes when they hang out.
  1. You're in a long line at the pharmacy with your crying baby when someone says, “Shut that baby up!” Do you…

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You're in a long line at the pharmacy with your crying baby when someone says, “Shut that baby up!” Do you…
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    Get into it with the person and TELL. THEM. OFF.
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    Get out of line and come back later.
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    Ignore the person and try not to cry.
  1. Your kid has a form they have to turn in at school every week listing the books you read them each night. This week was a WEEK for you, though, and you just didn’t do it. Do you…

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Your kid has a form they have to turn in at school every week listing the books you read them each night. This week was a WEEK for you, though, and you just didn’t do it. Do you…
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    Make up a list of fake books and hope your kid doesn't bust you with the teacher.
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    Write on the form you had a tough week but will do it next week.
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    "Forget" to put the form in your kid's homework folder and hope it goes unnoticed.
  1. Your kid walks in on you and your partner having sex. Do you...

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Your kid walks in on you and your partner having sex. Do you...
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    Tell your kid you were just wrestling.
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    Have the "birds and bees" talk right then and there.
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    Scream "GET OUT!" before frantically dressing, then pretend nothing ever happened.
  1. Your in-laws are on the way over to watch the kids while you go to a work event. Suddenly, you get a call saying the event is cancelled. Do you…

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Your in-laws are on the way over to watch the kids while you go to a work event. Suddenly, you get a call saying the event is cancelled. Do you…
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    Call your in-laws and say “thanks” but you don’t need them.
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    Pretend the event is still on and go out anyway for some much needed kld-free time.
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    Order in some food and spend the evening with your in-laws.

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