you know you're a parent when...
...you write household notes to yourself in crayon because they're the most prevalent writing implements.
Update: My lovely wife and Jaquandor spearately pointed out this funny Dave Barry column on fatherhood:
Daddy wishes there were an early morning kids' TV show called: Let's Go Back To Bed. The licensed characters would yawn a lot and say: ''I'm tired! Let's all lie down and be very quiet until at least 7:45 a.m.!'' Wouldn't that be great? Daddy would send money to that show.
So would I.
(Although to be honest, our four-year-old has taken to going downstairs and turning on the TV all by herself, so as long as we remember to leave it on PBS before we go to bed, she doesn't wake us up right away.)