7 Lies Parents Tell Each Other
Face it: life isn't always pretty. Trying to keep an ever-smiling face can lead to some serious misconceptions about parenthood. Here are the seven biggest lies we see moms and dads swapping everyday.
It Gets Better
No it doesn’t. It gets different. Whether you’re going from the sleepless baby days to the tantrum toddlerfest or managing an angsty teenager, parenthood has challenges every step of the way. But you’ll learn to adapt.
I Changed the Moment I Held Him
Parenthood isn’t insta-magical. After labor, you’re more likely to feel exhausted and bewildered than charmed and maternal. It’s perfectly normal, and those instincts will kick in over time.
It's Not Usually This Messy
This one’s used excessively around birthdays, holidays and back to school time. Life is always filled with busy times. Embrace it and stop apologizing for living!
She Doesn't Usually Act Out
Why is it that every parent looks surprised every time their child throws a tantrum in public? This isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s pretty par for the territory. Our guess is that parents just don’t notice the behavior as much when nobody else is around to watch.
We Live in the Best Neighborhood
Parents have a way of putting a sunny face on for their friends when it comes to schools, money and lifestyle. What’s with the competition to keep up with the Joneses?
You Won't Regret Having More
Ask any parent of multiples or anyone with a big family and they’ll tell you it’s all one big Brady Bunch bonding experience. But the truth is, more people will inevitably bring on more challenges. Whether you have one or twenty, there will be days when you’ll wonder what the heck you were thinking.
I Enjoy Every Minute
We doubt most people enjoy that series of minutes when they’re hovered over a toilet bowl with a sick kid at 3am. But that’s life. Not every minute can be straight out of a storybook. Get through the rough times and enjoy the rest of it!
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