Moms and kids don’t always see eye to eye, and that’s not just because of the height difference. We might think we’ve raised our children to uphold similar values to ourselves, but in reality, we’ve created little monsters who would rather raise hell at a waterpark than lie under a beach umbrella reading a book. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM??
They also don’t understand that eating meals out at a restaurant is a special treat and scheduled nap times are a gift.
Kid choices are based more on imagination and candy than boring mom things like reality, fear of cavities and preserving our last shreds of sanity. To properly demonstrate, I made a side by side chart with pictures.
You know, so the kiddos understand too.
In summary, be very careful who plans your Mother’s Day this weekend.
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Right on sister!
So true! National Moscato Day happens to fall on Saturday. So my weekend is consisting of my Mommy friends & I have a downtown photo scavenger hunt, lunch & “punch” in the park, and then a pj party lip sync battle extraordinaire without our husbands & children!
I find this to be especially true whenever we plan an outing that we assume our toddler will enjoy. Like a trip to the zoo or a child themed event. That’s usually when he decides that what we are doing is the equivalent of us shooting bamboo spikes up his toenails.
I think mom and husband ideals might also clash from time to time. One year for Mother’s Day my husband was going to let me sleep in and make breakfast. He let me sleep until 830 am, then promptly woke me because the breakfast he’d already made was getting cold and our 1 year old needed me. Here’s hoping that Mike and the girls give you a beautiful Sunday of your dreams!
I tried to visit Robin’s site, but it wouldn’t let me without first subscribing…she might want to get that fixed. I’d like to read something before I commit to a daily email!
just hit the close button in the upper left hand corner. it’s small, but it’s there. then you can read the stuff.
HAHAH! This is so great and so true – love it!!
You hit the nail on the head here… my god 😀
So very true