If You Survive Parenthood, You Can Survive Anything

It’s late at night and I just finished reading a hilarious blog post from a website I recently came across. Well, at least I thought it was hilarious – but after all, it is 12:34am!

(What am I doing up this late?!?! Reading hilarious posts, I guess.)

I love the way she writes and how open she is. It makes her relatible because I can see part of my life in hers and, frankly, she cracks me up.

Her article was one of her “Confessions” – a fitting and inspirational title for my new blogging category. It’s going to absorb my “Day in the Life of a Mom” category, “Multiples” category, as well as many others.

It’s fun to read what others are doing, what fun they are having, and even the tough stuff that makes them want to wring someone’s neck, pitch a computer out a window, or run and hide from the pressures of the day – things we can all relate to.

AndrewLipnickiComparison If You Survive Parenthood, You Can Survive AnythingI thought all parents out there could understand and connect with the week I had last week. Boy, did I have one little testy dude on my hands (occasionally, it was 2 testy dudes) – this one in particular stood out.

(Did I also tell you he’s a Jonathan Lipnicki look-alike? “The human head weighs 8 pounds!”)

Perhaps it was his non-chalant “no!” when I asked him to do things or his brief thinking about it first. Or maybe it was the grin on his face as he casually did exactly what I told him not to, while looking directly at me.

It’s not like his twin, who you can tell he knows better just by looking at him – he looks to see if he’s busted. No, it’s quite different.

This little man is so wrapped up in his world that he doesn’t care if yours intersects with his or not and certainly doesn’t care if you ask him to do things… or not. He’s just going to do in his world what he wants to… or so HE thinks.

I’m getting to know his personality and what makes him tick. He’s so aloof and distant sometimes, but always cracks me up – even when he’s grinning at me doing the exact opposite of what I’ve asked.

Come on, I know you have been there with your kids – hiding back the laughter or grin when you see them disobeying with pure cuteness. Ugh – it’s tough being a parent sometimes. Ok… more than just sometimes!

I recently posted on my Facebook this very fitting statement: “Parenthood: if I can survive this, I can survive anything!” So, so true!

I wonder if we ever make God laugh when we disobey Him knowingly?? Hmmm… However, He always seems to correct us, just like we do our little ones.

Can you relate? Comment below with your fun stories of behavior struggles and fighting back the laughter.

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JessBio200 If You Survive Parenthood, You Can Survive AnythingJessica Stone is a mom of 4 and owner of her own businesses in the fitness, beauty, and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple. Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

If You Survive Parenthood, You Can Survive Anything

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