It’s so easy to say what people should be doing, how they should be parenting, or what you would never do when it’s not your life at the moment. Little by little the older I get I have learned that we are all trying to do the best we can with what we have. What we need as parents is to cut each other and ourselves a break. I almost cry tears of laughter every single time my kids want to be pushed in those enormously ridiculous shopping carts with the steering wheels on them. I said I would NEVER be seen pushing MY kid in one of those embarrassing carts. Well here I am, ridicula AF but look at mi niño. Happy as can be. In the end, that’s what it’s about, making sure our families are healthy and happy. No one is a better judge of that than the parent.
Just for laughs, here’s a list of other things I said I would never do:
- I would never be the parent scraping stickers off of furniture or car windows. Lemon oil gets it right off BTW
- I would never let my kids own toy weapons. Not my idea but you know, pick your battles.
- I would never be a part of mommy groups. My PostPartum Tribe is amazing!
- I would never be a stay at home mom, that life is not for me…
Is there something you said you’d never do? Do you cringe or laugh it off?
Teikirisi friends, we’re all just trying to get through this life one day at a time.