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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10 Oh So True Quotes About Parenting

Lately, I've been having a hard time with this whole parenting thing. I usually go for the "provide your child with options" parenting-style but it's not as easy as it seems. Adrian is 7 and talks back ALL THE TIME. He knows everything. I am always wrong. It's like raising a mini-teenager. Honestly, I am a little scared for the teenage years if its like this at 7. After a whole afternoon or arguing and fighting with him about homework, watching TV, taking a bath or going to bed, I lay in bed and cry out my frustrations. Everyone around me has a say about how I am raising him ("You need to be tougher or he is going to run all over you" type of nonsense) and all I really want is a bottle of wine and some chocolate cake. Like really, that's it. I know I have to be up the next morning for the same craziness, just give me my wine and cake!!


Sometimes, late at night, when I can't sleep since I am up thinking about one of our more recent arguments, I will grab my laptop and type "funny quotes about parenting" into Google. I love to read quotes. I get really inspired by them and these funny ones have really helped me relax. I've realized I'm going to need lots of laughs to get through age 7 (and maybe 8 and 9)! Today, I'm going to share my favorites with you:

1. "The only things kids wear out faster than shoes is their parents! "
~John J. Plomp

 2. “The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”
~ Lane Olinhouse
3. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
~ Franklin P. Jones
4. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.”
~ Ed Asner
5. “My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first one being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.”
~ Erma Bombeck
6. “If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, ‘keep away from children.’”
~ Susan Savannah
7. "You know your life has changed when going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation" 
~Unknown
8. "I think we're seeing in working mothers a change from "Thank God it's Friday" to "Thank God it's Monday. If any working mother has not experienced this feeling, her children are not adolescent."
~Ann Diehl
9. "Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
~Unknown
10. Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
~Marlene Cox


9 comments:

  1. Girl, I totally understand. Parenting is hard! Trust me I feel your pain. I get easily overwhelmed and sometimes need to take a breather - I'll send the kids to their room and I go to mine. Later, when I'm calm I'll re-visit. Screaming and getting frustrated don't solve the problem but coming back looking at them straight in the eye and talking calming has helped tremendously!

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    1. Yes walking away from the situation for a bit always helps! Thanks!

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  2. I'm so sorry you're having so much trouble with Adrian!
    #6 is hilarious! And #2 is so true. The second I finally sit down to my own meal is when they all want something.

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    1. I hope it's just a phase he is going through. It has to get better! :) I love quote # 2 also!

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  3. Every one of those ring true. I found myself laughing at them because I can relate.

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    1. I agree Rebecca, they are all so true!

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  4. I love the quote number 2 the quickest way to get your childs attentions is to sit down and get comfortable..lol

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    1. Seriously, I do not understand why moms can't take a break!

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  5. These are great. I love number nine.

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