I'm not one of those people that posts status updates on my social media accounts of all of the wonderful things my kids are doing. I don't talk about how excited I am that my house is looking great after spending my entire day cleaning it from top to bottom. I don't have any pictures of well-dressed children in perfect poses, all looking and smiling at the camera. Why not? Because none of those things ever happen.
Instead, my friends and family are subjected to what amounts to horror stories in the lives of a parent. Mostly of them are funny, and it helps me get through my day if I can just laugh about the time my son dropped the toilet tank into the toilet tank, breaking through the bottom of it and flooding my bathroom.
Life as a parent is no fun if you can't laugh your way through it. NickMom.com totally gets that, and their More LOLs section serves as a reminder that I'm not alone in this craziness. Browsing through all of the funnies, and I can see that I'm not the only mom whose house starts off the day like this:
And 15 minutes later looks more like this:
I can't help but laugh at NickMom's "What does it say about you?" posts. I love this one about snack offerings. With three boys at home I feel like I am constantly catering to their every snacking need. Do they ever stop being hungry? I hear it only gets worse as they get older.
I'm pretty sure I've done every single one of these at one point. Well, except maybe the Bento Box thing - I'm not that eager to impress anyone. I have to add on a few, and hopefully some of you can relate.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - Dad took all of the kids out this weekend and Mom actually had some time on her hands to do some baking therapy. She's hoping they won't all get eaten in one day, so that we're good on snacks for the rest of the week. A girl can dream.
The last handful of grapes, toast with peanut butter and a glass of watered-down juice. We're low on groceries, but don't worry, when Dad gets home I'll
Half of a peanut butter sandwich on the end piece of bread and a questionably brown banana. We are totally out of groceries now and I'm really hoping I can get to the store before there's a revolt.
Costco samples. I finally gave up and took everyone to the only store that will feed you while I shop. I'm hoping that I can get out of here without a meltdown if that lady sampling the cookies doesn't cut us off after our 5th visit to her station.
What kind of snack offerings are there in your house?
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