Here are a few examples of the expectation versus the reality.
|His Day Bed|
|Where he actually sleeps during the day|
|His food bowl|
|Where he demanded I place the food, because he was afraid of the bowl|
|The time we were told to expect him to awaken on the weekend|
|The time he actually woke up on the weekend|
|His myriad of chew toys|
|That on which he would rather chew|
|That with which he would rather play. Look carefully for the nose and tongue prints|
|Where he thought his bathroom was on day 1|
- Go with the flow.
- Don't get too worked up if the kids aren't doing exactly what their parents had hoped they would.
- Spoil them just a bit. (ok. Maybe more than just a bit. After all that is where all the fun is!)
- Show them off to all of your friends.
- Return them in one piece so that nobody is the wiser to all the damage you have inflicted upon the progeny and their best intentions.