Seven Ways Parenting is Like Spring Break

Parenting Like Spring Break

Back in the day, spring break meant a week to hit the beach, get a little silly, and take a break from reality. In contrast, parenting is more likely to mean hitting the pediatrician, getting a lot silly, and no escape from reality. Surprisingly, the two have quite a few similarities beyond the fact that everyone seems to be half-dressed half the time.



Way #1

You look like you’re ready to enter a wet t-shirt contest – only this time it’s breastmilk providing the moisture. Enjoy those breastfeeding boobs. Just like the version from your teen years, they won’t last forever.

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Way #2

Cruising is a big deal. All the cute kids do it. And even covering the same ground over and over can seem pretty exciting.


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Way #3

No matter how much you did today, someone wants to stay up all night. Most of the time, it isn’t you.



Way #4

It’s hot. Really, really hot. Like sitting on the beach in the middle of the day. But you’re inside, with the a/c on blast. Hello hot flash.

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Seven Ways Parenting is Like Spring Break

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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  1. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    love this make me laugh 😉

  2. Profile photo of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Cool! Just said, oh, yeah! True at the end of the article.