Someone shared this in a parents'group I'm in, and the overwhelming response was that this is accurate. It can't continue this way. I don't have the solution, but this isn't working-- and definitely won't work in the fall.
Shout out to all the parents who suddenly became teachers this week on top of doing their regular full time job. Normally I'd say the kids are top priority, but right now I say if 3rd grade science needs to be skipped so you can keep your job, everyone will survive.
The good news is, tomorrow is Friday which means...nothing. Every day is the same. This is our life now.
Just keep breathing. But not near anyone else.
Today I said, "You don't have to get me anything for Christmas. All I want is for you to do something the first time I ask."
I leveled up in Parenting, right? I crossed some sort of guilt threshold and am advancing to Old Lady?
"We really do ask women to do it all—and then we don’t even pay them for it."
The best way to get your kid off Xbox is to say mildly embarrassing things while they're on the mic with their friends.
I don't understand how I have friends sending kids to college!
I mean, when I had my first son 13 years ago, I started to read "mommy blogs" and join online communities of people with toddlers and little kids, so if I do the math, I guess it works out...but then no, wait-- aren't they still babies?!
Judgy comment coming:
If it takes you 2 hours A DAY to get your kids ready and out the door to school, you need to reevaluate your/their routine.
(The headline is misleading. A week of prep= an extra day of work, but that's still ridiculous.)
So glad we got to the concert early so all these rude people could stand in the front and block the kids while they take pictures with their ipads.
Halloween parade 🎃 :
First kid kindergarten-- get there early, chat with other parents, stand with camera posed and ready, cheer them on.
Last kid 5th grade-- curse while people drive and park like idiots, jump into a group of moms you know, "Oh look, there's my kid", one quick pic, ok see you later, gotta get out of here before the mad rush! 🏃♀️ ✌️
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