These are my current parenting truths. The state of our life can easily be described by the below GIFs and the above state of my 2-year-old in the car. It’s a mixture of #winning and #HelpMeIMayBeFailing but it is reality. Even with all these I still got lots to be thankful for!
Earlier this week when I asked my kids what kind of cereal they wanted me to buy my oldest told me his favourite was ‘flocons’. It took me 5 minutes of back and forth bickering with him to realize that he read the French side of the Frosted Flakes box and was now convinced that’s what they are called. He has ‘FLOW-CONES’ for breakfast
Our younger daughter thinks hamburgers are called ‘hamaburgers’ and I will never correct her. I actually go out of my way to get her to ask for ‘hamaburgers’ because if that is so wrong, I don’t ever want to be right.
Now that it’s only our youngest at home during the days he is getting a lot on one-on-one time with us. As parents we’re really enjoying the quiet and special bonding time we get with him. As a competitive couple we ask him each day who he loves more…so far daddy is winning (although I am trying to bribe him with cookies to say mommy).
When I try to get the kids to help me out, sometimes they drop to the floor and act like they are instantly overwhelmed with the complexity of the task. Even if the task is putting their plates in the sink or looking for their schoolbag. In those moments I realize that the saying “you just wait until you have kids of your own’ was the most passive-aggressive thing my mom ever told me.
I always wanted to be honest with my kids, to keep the lines of communication open, to make sure they were NOT learning about things on the internet or the school yard but being that way is sometimes hard. And than I realize my kids are pretty f’n amazing and I continue to tell them the truth because I don’t have time to teach them about the birds & the bees and than about how babies are made a few years later.
What is a current parenting truth in your house?