|Friend's little dude in timeout in the frozen foods. |
I am not alone in this epic struggle
What's that? Your kid straightens up as soon as you speak in a stern voice? You can cut your eyes and the child just knows that it is about to get in trouble? Hmmm. You think the rest of us moms, the ones with the kids that act like Tasmanian devils on meth don't try that? You think we don't spend hours trying to perfect the evil eyes and the perfect threatening grimace? It is not you. It's them. They who came out the womb with the ability to control themselves in public, go to bed without a fuss, and eat everything on their plate. They who play quietly and clean up after themselves, sit on the potty when asked, and never once color their legs or your chair with a marker. They are like that because they were born that way. Stop staring at the rest of us that have the normal kids that pee on the floor at Panera and trash the den in the 60 seconds it takes you to empty the dryer. They are not the way they are because we are bad parents. They too were born that way. It works both ways, see?
|Running away from me. |
This is how we spend 75% of our time together