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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" 
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.
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


  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  5. These are great. I love number nine.



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