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    25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You're A Parent

    Kids change everything.

    1. "Ice cream"

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    What it usually means: A delicious, frozen treat.

    What it means to parents: An all powerful bribe that can be used to make your kids do something they don’t want to do.

    2. "Errands"

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    What it usually means: A quick trip to the supermarket, dry cleaners, or post office.

    What it means to parents: A nightmare you pray you can get through without your kid throwing an epic tantrum.

    3. "Date night"

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    What it usually means: What you do on Friday night.

    What it means to parents: What you do on Friday night…every other month after hiring a babysitter and writing out an extensive list of instructions.

    4. "Seduction"

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    What it usually means: Candles, soft music, flowers…

    What it means to parents: Taking the baby so your partner can nap, cleaning out the high chair, showering…

    5. "Genie"

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    What it usually means: A magical spirit trapped in a bottle that grants wishes.

    What it means to parents: A receptacle for diapers that, despite its promises, stinks up your whole house.

    6. "Frozen"

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    What it usually means: When something is really, really cold.

    What it means to parents: The movie with that song your kids WILL. NOT. STOP. SINGING.

    7. "McDonald's"

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    What it usually means: Where you get Big Macs, french fries, and other artery-clogging goodness.

    What it means to parents: The place your kid catches a cold.

    8. "Baseball"

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    What it usually means: America’s pastime.

    What it means to parents: An excuse for the parents of your kid’s teammates to act like complete psychopaths.

    9. "Bedtime"

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    What it usually means: When you go to sleep.

    What it means to parents: An elaborate routine that takes at least 20 minutes and includes supervising the brushing of teeth, reading a bedtime story, and telling your kid over and over to “Go to sleep!”

    10. "Computer problems"

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    What it usually means: Your computer has a virus.

    What it means to parents: Your computer has peanut butter between the keys.

    11. "Look"

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    What it usually means: To gaze upon something.

    What it means to parents: A plea heard hundreds of times per day asking you to watch a dance, funny face, or video game being played.

    12. "Vacation"

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    What it usually means: Big cities (New York!), sunny beaches (Maui!), or ski resorts (Vail!).

    What it means to parents: Disneyland.

    13. "Grandparents"

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    What it usually means: Mom and Dad.

    What it means to parents: Glorious people who take your kids off your hands now and then.

    14. "Throw up"

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    What it usually means: Something you do once or twice a year when you drink too much or are really sick.

    What it means to parents: Something your kid does once or twice a day on you.

    15. "Dora"

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    What it usually means: A woman’s name, usually short for “Dorothy.”

    What it means to parents: A cartoon character who won’t stop asking your kid questions.

    16. "Timeout"

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    What it usually means: Something you call in a football or basketball game.

    What it means to parents: Something you give your kids when they’re acting like little a-holes.

    17. "Me time"

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    What it usually means: Putting your feet up with a good book and glass of wine.

    What it means to parents: When you go to the bathroom (that is if your kids don’t follow you in there).

    18. "Knock-knock"

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    What it usually means: Someone’s at the door.

    What it means to parents: A joke your kids won’t stop telling over and over and over (and over).

    19. "Snacks"

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    What it usually means: Delicious food you eat between meals.

    What it means to parents: The goldfish crackers you keep at the bottom of your purse.

    20. "Netflix"

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    What it usually means: A service that lets you binge watch Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

    What it means to parents: A service that suggests only cartoons and Barney specials.

    21. "Sleeping in"

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    What it usually means: Rolling out of bed around noon or when you want some cereal.

    What it means to parents: Stumbling out of bed around 7 a.m. or when your kids holler that they can’t open the cereal box (whichever is earlier).

    22. "Party"

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    What it usually means: Drinking adult beverages in someone’s apartment as people dance until the wee hours of the morning.

    What it means to parents: Drinking lemonade in someone’s backyard as kids jump in a bounce house until noon.

    23. "American girl"

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    What it usually means: A woman in the United States.

    What it means to parents: A collection of ridiculously expensive dolls your kid won’t stop asking for.

    24. "Why"

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    What it usually means: A question that prompts an explanation.

    What it means to parents: A question that prompts “BECAUSE I SAID SO!”

    25. "Love"

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    What it usually means: When your heart swells.

    What it means to parents: When your heart swells so much that it bursts in a way you never dreamed possible.

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