I’m back with the second instalment of Parenting Problems. You can read the first part of the A – Z here.
Just when you get them off to sleep…
Contrary to popular belief kids are great are sharing. They are more than happy to share half chewed food, snot, their sickness bug germs. But it’s not just the smalls. We parents overshare too. Ask me if I had an easy labour and I can give you a two hour birth story. Want to see a picture of my kid, here’s a thousand. The problem is as parents we are so used to that glazed look when we are talking to our kids, that it doesn’t really register when other people have left the conversation!
Parent & Child Spaces
There’s never enough of them! When I was pregnant with the little one I drove to an express store to get some milk. There was only one space. I parked and couldn’t get out. I had to wait 10 minutes for the car next to me to move. Once I had got out and purchased my milk, I had to wait another 10 minutes for another car to move to I could get back in. It wasn’t a very express visit!
When you are a parent ‘quiet’ is never good. Quiet means there’s a problem.
It’s so easy to forget those little ears are in the back when someone cuts you up and so hard to convince your child you said look at that tanker.
So many problems…
I knew there would be tantrums. I just thought they would stop after the toddler years! And of course what parent hasn’t felt the hot rush of embarrassment when their child decides to tantrum very publicly, and you have to do the walk of shame with a toddler kicking and screaming as you carry them over your shoulder and out of the supermarket.
When your 6 year old has the back chat of a 16 year old, and your 16 year old has the attitude of a 6 year old. It’s no wonder we reach for the wine!
I feel like 50% of my time is spent begging my kids to eat them and the other 50% disguising them so they don’t know they are eating them.
It doesn’t matter how many times you asked them if they needed the loo when it was convenient to go, when a kids gotta pee, they gotta pee. This normally means your just served food gets cold, your supermarket trolley gets abandoned, you leave the cinema just after the opening credits, or you have to pull over on the hard shoulder.
We all expect to have those conversations about body parts and the birds and bees. I wasn’t expecting to have them in the doctors waiting room or at the supermarket checkout. #nofilter
Ever had someone else’s poo under your fingernail? Caught someones else’s vomit with your own hands? Picked bogies out of some one else’s nose? Welcome to parenting!
This parenting lark leaves you so knackered you do strange things like fill the kettle with milk and leave the house with your clothes on inside out.
What would be in your A-Z of parenting problems?
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