5 Myths About Small Children

by Abby on August 21, 2013

Max, from Where the Wild Things Are, chasing the dog with a forkWe just got back from a whirlwind tour of the grandparents’ — both sets — before school starts next week. I can’t help but feel like the minute our car pulled out of the driveway, all of them were thanking God and wishing they had just stuck to Skype.

Oh, they love their grandkids and we all had a great time, but let me put it this way: if you have a piano, my boys WILL bang on it 24/7. If you have a dog, they WILL get the dog riled up and have him tearing around the house barking and chasing them. They will track sand inside, they will drop your prescription sunglasses in the pool, they will complain about your cooking, they will break stuff, they will stay up too late and get up too early. I’m sorry, but it’s true.

This got me thinking about all those hopeful, deluded things people say to parents of small children. Like, “Maybe they’ll sleep in tomorrow” or “He’ll eat the spinach if he gets hungry enough.” Dream ON. Read more at TheBump.com: 5 Myths About Small Children — Busted!

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