Murphy’s Laws of Parenting
I learned pretty early on, that parenting isÂ pretty muchÂ a comedy of errors.
The only way to really survive this gig is to learn to laugh at it all.
Because when you combineÂ sleep deprivation with the unpredictability of children you’re pretty much walking on a minefield of mishaps and follies.
When I was little I remember that my dad had a plaque in his office with Murphy’s Law writtenÂ on it
“Anything that can go wrong, probably will”
Of course as a child I never really understood the meaning.
It’s pretty much my motto.
So without further ado, here are some of my Murphy’s Law’s of Parenting:
“No matter howÂ many things you’veÂ packed inÂ the diaper bag, you willÂ always forget the one thing you need most”
A month ago, Kev and I were out running some errands. We weren’t planning on being gone long so we didn’t bother to check the inventory of the diaper bag.Â Then midway through the trip we got a call from a friend asking us to meet them at their son’s hockey game.Â Lo and behold Jack had a massively poopy diaper and what was the ONE thing we didn’t have in our loaded diaper bag? You guessed it. A diaper.
“The laterÂ you go to bed the earlier your child will rise.”
Jack sleeps until 7:30-8:00 am most days. Except the days that I worked until 2 am the night before. Then he is up at the crack of dawn.
“The frequency and length of your child’s naps is in direct correlation to your plans for the day”
When I have something to do, it never fails that Jack will either a.) fight his naps completely or b.) take the shortest catnap known to man.
ConverselyÂ on days when we are going somewhere and have to leave at a certain time he will sleep for 2-2 1/2 hours, making us late.
“You will search high and low for the perfect toys for your children only to realize that they are more fascinated with boxes, bottles and Tupperware.”
If I has a dollar for every oven mitt, Tupperware, or beer koozie I cleaned up out of Jack’s toy bin’s I could quit my job and become a full time blogger!
“Toddlers do not appreciate planned outings. Toddlers laugh in the face of plans”
Last Halloween I planned a trip to the pumpkin farm. I was hoping for fun family time and some great pics. Instead I got whining and a massacred pumpkin.
What are your Murphy’s Laws ??