Is it just me?

Yesterday morning, after I dropped my son off at school (which was after I dropped my daughter off at daycare), another parent asked me, “Is it just me or do you feel like it never stops?” He seemed genuinely surprised when I agreed completely.

You get up in the morning and wrangle the kids through getting dressed, fed, brushed, and off to school. At the end of the day, you wrangle them home again, while juggling cooking, cleaning, laundry, lunches, bedtime, toothbrushing, bathing, and somewhere in there is playtime. Did I mention sports, music lessons, playdates, or grocery shopping yet? 

I have to admit, I was surprised that he was surprised. Maybe that’s a benefit of having a community of bloggers. You know you’re not alone in this crazy, chaotic, parenting journey. You know that most (not all, but most) of the challenges occur in phases and that when your kid’s phase seems unbearable, it will end – sure you’ll get a new one, but sometimes change is as good as a rest.

And you also know that in between the crazy, there is also crazy good! Thank goodness, or we’d all stop procreating and then who would pay taxes for our retirement social services…


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.
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7 Responses to Is it just me?

  1. sillyliss says:

    It would have been hilarious (to the readers of your blog) if you had said, “Yes. It stops. It’s actually going in slow-motion right now.” And then you would have burst into song. Possibly something from Dirty Dancing or Beaches.

    I’ve had the time of my life
    No I never felt this way before

  2. Mine is 15 and it hasn’t stopped yet. And, as much as I think I would like a break – all of the sudden I can see my future and I’m not running a kid around, trying to make his social calendar and mine not overlap and conflict, when I’m not rushing to get everything done and supper on the table, when I don’t have 3,000 things going on at the same time and they all are top priority.

    I don’t want it to stop!!! WHAAAAAA!!!

  3. I have felt the exact same way, and I am thankful we all can commiserate together about it! Hooray for blogging and the blogging community! 🙂

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