20+ Situations to Remind You It Takes a Lot of Nerve to Survive Parenthood, and We’re All in This Together
There’s no doubt that raising kids is, by far, the hardest work in the world. While we prepare for parenthood with excitement and enthusiasm, those rose-colored glasses quickly come off as we face the daily challenges of being parents. From turning the house into a total mess to throwing temper tantrums in public, children put your patience to the test on a daily basis. And it’s crucial to keep a healthy sense of humor to stay sane.
Here at Now I’ve Seen Everything, we compiled a list of situations all parents can relate to.
“My daughter had my wife’s phone on a long car ride. She ordered all the Barbie dream houses from Amazon.”
“Playing hide and seek with a toddler is always a thrill.”
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“My 13-year-old nephew packed his stuff in a shoebox to come to our house this weekend. ’Suitcases are too big,’ he said.”
“Don’t leave the room, don’t make that mistake.”
“Our life will never be the same after having a kid.”
“Stole one of these candies from my kid’s Christmas stash and learned the hard way they’re actually individually wrapped soaps.”
“Here’s how my daughter cuts cheese.”
“Today my daughter learned to play hide and seek.”
One careless statement and you become an antique.
“Looked up to see my daughter’s snowsuit drying and nearly had a heart attack.”
It takes just one leaf to go from yummy to disgusting.
“My little daughter had to draw the wings and feet of the dragon as homework.”
“I’ll never be ready for this.”
“This is what happens when you have a son and a daughter.”
“My boy’s reaction to me putting lettuce in his lunchbox”
“I got a new coat for Christmas and my toddler got some new markers.”
The “L” in children definitely doesn’t stand for logic.
“My son said he was trying to throw the remote onto the TV stand...”
“The dogs learned how exhausting it is to have 3 young kids in the house for 10 days.”
“My daughter learned how to write her first word and etched it into my dad’s chair that’s been in the family for years.”
“I used to turtle up when I was really mad.”
“My 3-year-old is angry because the beavers keep chomping on the tree.”
What proof that parenthood is a complicated science do you have?