Seven Ways Parenting is Like Spring Break
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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.
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.
Cruising is a big deal. All the cute kids do it. And even covering the same ground over and over can seem pretty exciting.
No matter how much you did today, someone wants to stay up all night. Most of the time, it isn’t you.
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.
You look in the mirror and are shocked to see the alterations to your body. There’s no way that’s what you look like! Where did that come from?
Someone is stumbling around, crying. And they may have peed themselves. There’s a good possibility it is your toddler, but hey – it could be you.
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