If you’ve been doing it for a while, you probably have a catalog full of funny parenting stories to tell. Maybe you even have times where the whole day goes into the history books as epically disastrous. But what’s even better is when you can share an epic, funny parenting story… about your spouse.
Last week, the internet was treated to a delightful dose of parenting reality when a BBC reporter’s professional interview was interrupted by his children. It was delicious chaos, that every parent can relate to.
Sometimes, parenting and careers don’t mix all that well. You want to get ahead at the office, but you need to be home at a regular time to pick up the kids. Or you’d like to come in early and get a head start on the day’s work, but you can’t because you have to get the kids to school first. Or sometimes you’re sidelined for a couple days at a time while the kids are sick or out of school for some reason. It’s tough to figure out how to prioritize being a parent and a career go-getter without sacrificing in one or both areas.
I’ve never seen a better real-life depiction of what Parenting Reality is all about than this 43-second video:
I mean, come on! The guy is working, doing his best to be as professional as possible while being interviewed on live TV while working from home, and all that his kids want is to see what he’s up to. The mother bursts into the room – and I have to admit, I admire the level of effort she displays in trying to stay low, assuming this will help her stay out of sight of the camera – and all manner of chaos ensues. Crashing into walls, falling to the ground, kids screaming and getting run over. I mean… this is epic! Continue reading “Dad Wins Realest Parent of the Month Award for Live On-Air Family Chaos”
As excited as parents are at the end of the day to come home, throw on some comfy clothes, and just decompress, kids usually have other ideas.
For me, whether it’s my 8-year-old insisting on being the first one to give me a hug and nearly knocking me to the floor the minute I open the door, or my 4-year-old so happy to see me that she has to immediately start telling me ALL about whatever it was that she was just doing, coming home is both wonderful and exhausting. Continue reading “One Parent’s Tips For Coming Home After A Long Day”