No matter how hard you try as a parent, there will always be bad days. Whether it’s a job interview that you blew because you had to bring your kid, or coming home to a messy house because you simply haven’t had time to clean it, parents know what it’s like to struggle through rough patches.
But just because you’ve had some bad days doesn’t mean you can’t smile a little. Check out the posts below to hear about some of my worst days, and hopefully you’ll realize that you’re not the only parent struggling. Oh, and don’t worry. I don’t mind if you laugh at my misfortune. My wife does all the time, so why not join her?
We all have bad days. Some parents are just better at hiding them than the rest of us. But hopefully this page helps you relax, smile, and laugh about your own struggles a little more often.
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”
I remember not liking homework when I was a kid, but man… I dislike it even more, now.
While I was trying to help Reese with her math the other day, I realized just how hard it is to explain simple math concepts. I can’t tell you how to multiply 12 x 3; I just know what the answer is. So while Reese was struggling to not only get the right answer, but do it in the weird way that common core teaches them to do it, we were both becoming very frustrated.
And I get it, homework is no fun. But Reese almost immediately sank into this attitude of, “I don’t want to do homework, and if you’re going to make me do it, I’m just going to pout and be grouchy with a bad attitude the whole time.”