People say that your life changes forever when you become a parent. It is true. And the parenting skills that you develop are beyond your wildest imaginings quite frankly astonishing. Below is my list of the top ten parenting skills that I never dreamed I would have but that show me, beyond any doubt, that I’m a parent. Ten Skills That Show Me Im A Parent The Top Ten Parenting Skills That I Never Thought I Would Develop The ability to eat, and chop food, one-handed. The other will invariably be either holding or restraining the baby or toddler respectively. The ability to not even notice that the CD has been stuck and repeating the same line of a song several hundred times. Mere audio-normality now. The ability, when there is a sheer lack of a respectable alternative, to eat my child’s bogey, or half chewed sandwich, when handed it and not retch. The ability to spot a ‘poo-face’ from the other side of a crowded room and… The ability to whisk a small child to a bathroom faster than most people can blink.