Parents love to talk shop. How often do dinner parties with friends become like support meetings for people who’ve admitted they are powerless in the face of child-rearing? Parenthood is addicting, and our children’s cuteness does nothing to help us change the topic from parenting to anything else. Every parent knows that there’s no feeling like your baby smiling back, or your child’s first steps, or (admit it) the first time they went on the potty willfully – my latest parental fix.
I’ll be the first to confess that I’m “addicted” to parenting. Thanks to social media, I know I’m not alone. In honor of National Parenting Awareness Month, check out these humorous admissions from other parenting addicts:
What’s being a parent like? Imagine a tornado going through a Lego warehouse. That’s your home. Every. Single. Day.
— Beau Coffron (@lunchboxdad) January 10, 2017
Lord, grant me the strength not eat my sons’ candy today
Lord, grant me the speed to replace my sons’ candy before they get home
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) November 1, 2016
If the Dad Olympics had an event for styling a 3yo girl’s hair while she runs across the room screaming, I’d like my chances to get a medal.
— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) November 1, 2016
When my barista asked me if I want a free extra expresso shot I tried to say “yes please” but it came out “don’t you even know me.”
— Andy Herald (@AndyHerald) October 24, 2016
I let my kid drink a whole glass of milk right before bed because I live life right on the edge.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) October 26, 2016
While it’s certainly fun and sometimes crazy to raise little humans, all of these real parent moments can be summed up in a quote from Umberto Eco, “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
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