Because kids need to eat three healthy meals a day and they ask for snacks all day long and sometimes your fridge is empty
Because sometimes you want to use the bathroom without an audience
Because you now understand the real meaning of sleep deprived
Because parents are given 1.3 million expectations to live up to and are judged 1.3 million times a day by other parents on how they are living up to those expectations
Because there is never enough coffee
Because they mimic everything, even the parts that you aren’t proud of and would rather no one ever see
Because there is only so many times you can say “sit down”, “use your quiet voice” and “don’t color on the walls”
Because vegetables are healthy and kids hate vegetables
Because 5:30 AM is never a time you want to see on your clock, especially on a Saturday morning with a happy toddler face in your face
Because Frozen exists and still has the same ending the 2,000th time you watch it.
Because you have to teach a child to share.
Because I want my floor to stay clean and without a doubt there is always milk or smushed banana on it.
Because I love to travel, and kids scream on planes, and I get evil looks from people on those planes (you know who you are!)
Because my three year old asks me to explain things like the concept of time
Because socks have those little lines on the top of them and they are never correctly placed on my toddlers foot
Because my kids love sweet potatoes, no they hate them, ok they like them if they have ketchup, never mind today they refuse to eat them.
Because you are responsible for your child’s teeth, and no child ever brushes their teeth well enough
Because potty training
Because 90% of the time you have no idea if you are doing it right, and then when you think you are, your kid changes and you are back where you started
Because folding laundry turns into a game of how quickly your kids can undo your stacks of folded laundry
Because there is never a matching sock
Because yesterday they wanted their sandwich cut into squares and today they refuse to eat it because it is cut into squares
Because any and all types of kid music in the car
Because people say things like sleep when the baby sleeps
y’all this is just the first 10 minutes of what popped into my head. Parenting is tough.