Parental Ponderings

Being a parent has taught me that there are so many things I will never ever understand in this world. It has also taught me that sometimes there is absolutely no reason behind something.

Here are just a few of the things I don’t understand:

  • Why, when I bring you the exact thing you’re asking for, you yell ‘no’ and throw it on the floor?
  • Why does your cup have to be at the very edge of the table for the entire meal?
  • How do you lose 6 pairs of mittens in one month?
  • Why do you always poop in your diaper immediately after I’ve put a new one on you?
  • Why do you want to watch “The Incredibles” again?
  • Why did you put all of the toilet paper in the toilet bowl again? How much tp does it take to wipe your very small behind?
  • How did you get jam on your shins?
  • Why do you suddenly not like peanut butter on your toast?
  • Why can’t you put your own shoes on at home but you can do it at daycare every day?
  • Why do you have to watch me go to the bathroom? It’s not that interesting.
  • Why won’t you let me comb your hair?
  • Why do you always have to dump all of the sand outside the sandbox?
  • How does Dora get all of that stuff to fit in her backpack?

Children are puzzling.

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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11 Responses to Parental Ponderings

  1. Kristen says:

    It hurts my head sometimes trying to figure out little humans.

    While on this topic:

    – Why must you always bug your sibling?
    – Why do you think whining will get you what you want?
    – Why must you hover over me the very second I sit down, and watch my every move?
    – How can you not understand what ‘quiet’ means?
    – After all these years, how is it possibly that you still don’t understand what ‘no’ means?
    – Why must you always wipe your boogers on the walls or your shirt? Is there something wrong with the big box of kleenex right next to you?
    – Why, overnight, did you start to hate broccoli?
    – Where the heck do you toss your socks when you take them off?

    I’m sure there’s more – a lot more…..

  2. This list is exactly why I crave liquor at 8am most mornings 😉 And seriously, how DOES Dora fit all that crap in her bag?!

  3. momtimes4 says:

    This is list is so perfect!!!!!!!!! I am having one of those days myself today…

  4. Comely Miss says:

    Why does everything have to be “on?” My 15 month old walks around like a little tyrant, points and says “ON!” all day.
    Why can we play quietly until I’m on the phone?
    Why do we take a 20 minute nap when mommy needed a good long shower?….

  5. AMooreOn says:

    I seriously ask myself the same things daily. Along with:

    – Why do you sneak up and lick me?
    – How many times do I have to bump into and knock you over before you realize it’s not safe to just stand directly behind me while I’m doing something?
    – Where is that snack I just gave you?
    – What’s in your mouth??
    – Why’s there something always in your mouth??

  6. Shel says:

    Exactly! If I may add: Why don’t you need anything from me until I get on the phone, then you want answers to life’s deepest questions?

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