Ep. 288 – The Best Vehicle for Families (Just Don’t Tell Our Younger Selves!)

January 8, 2024

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In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Shanna and Laura share the hilarious and unexpected situations they have never found themselves in until becoming parents, including a surprising discovery on a 4-year-old’s iPad, a harrowing yet bizarre rescue mission involving cleats, hair and a zipper, and more! Also, Shanna reports on her daughter’s fifth birthday party, and Laura discusses her family’s adventure to Legoland. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 5 and 7.5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 4.5 years old and 2.5 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:

-5-year-old’s Bluey-themed birthday party at an indoor playground

-Conflicting feelings about your child growing up and turning five

-A family trip with two kids aged 4 and 2 to Legoland

-Discovering something shocking on your kids’ iPad

-How a scene from the movie Home Alone led a kid to say something surprising

-How a toddler’s obsession with a certain band got taken to an extreme

-How procrastinating on unpacking after a trip led to disaster

-Visiting child’s classroom to make gingerbread houses (and how a 4-year-old’s innocent question can make you question your entire existence)

-The best vehicle for families (or should we say the vehicle for families that “fucking rocks”)

This episode’s full show notes can be found here.

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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

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