Topic of conversation / Icebreakers: Kids are the subject of conversation, small talk or big talk, among friends or even strangers - helps break the ice.
Pass time / Time pass: When you are stuck in an unknown place or among unknown people and have to while away time without feeling out of place, kids de-alienate you - You can talk to them, fuss around them...they enjoy the dedicated attention and you enjoy their company all the more.
Boredom busters: When there's nobody else at home and nothing else to do, kids are free amusement/entertainment. You never get bored with them around.
Item to flaunt: You can brag and flaunt...even their tiniest achievements, and feel your chest swelling with every word you speak about them.
Preferential treatment: In a crowded train / bus, ticket counter or any waiting area, with a kid seated on your waist, you are bound to get special treatment - be offered a seat or allowed to jump the queue and such else.
Talk gibberish and be understood: You can talk gibberish, with a sweet tone, nodding your head and waving your hands and get the sweetest giggle from your little ones. They can talk gibberish, and you can understand it too, quite effortlessly.
Get away with being late: Late to work, late for party, late for just about anything, point the finger at your kids, and you are let scot-free!
Feel like a child again: You relive your childhood through them. Start from scratch. Learn all over again.
Free exercise machine: Running around kids is like having a free treadmill!
Test of Patience: Ahh....I think I'm soon running out of it!!
There's more of course. And I'm enjoying every bit of it. Would like to hear the version of other mommy & daddy bloggers too :)
PS: Perhaps my next blog will be about Parenting woes!