Don’t get me wrong. I love being a mom. It has always been my career of choice since childhood. Every once in a while though I think, “Can I really handle this?” It was just such a day that I started laughing at myself, reminded myself that I’m not in charge, and wrote this post.
The Laws of Parenthood
Children will only try your patience when you have none left.
Friends and associates won’t stop by the day AFTER cleaning day. No, they stop by the day BEFORE.
Your “quiet” child will only yell in the middle of church.
If you have more than one child you will have a least two that have opposite personalities.
Children have a certain quota of “why” questions they must ask each day, with most kids it comes to about 15,435,986 questions per day.
Your child will not do it; if they think they can get YOU to do it for them.
Children will always try their new tricks out when you have company or are trying to leave the house.
Your child will not sit down or take a nap when they become overly tired, they will become running, yelling, disobedient little trolls.
When your baby starts to sleep better your toddler will start waking up more.
Your children will decide to only make a fuss about food when you’ve spent at least an hour preparing it.
Your children will remind you of things you’ve forgotten when it’s too late to do anything about it.
If you have children you will always have a built in honest appraisal system, they’ll usually try to be tactful, “Mom, your butt is kind of big!”
If you have more than one child it is an irrevocable law of the universe that you cannot have ALL of them OR ALL of your home clean simultaneously.
If you have at least three children and a spouse, odds are that EVERY meal, SOMEONE will not like it.
Children will push all of your buttons only when you’re tired, hungry, and have to go to the bathroom.
You will have uninvited dinner guests on the day you decide to make bread and the kids decide to make mud-pies…..yes, in the house.
Though you may have times when you cannot get your child’s attention, DON’T WORRY! Your children will ALWAYS find a way to get YOUR attention.
And last but certainly not least:
When you first hold your own little baby in your arms you begin to understand the love that God must have for you.