It’s the explanation that often doesn’t need explaining.
I was late today because… parenting.
I forgot deodorant… parenting
The house is a mess…
Our sex life isn’t what it used to be…
The appleTV remote is lost again…
We’re out of wine…
My socks don’t match…
I have to cancel our plans, reschedule, I’m hard to get a hold of, I forget to call people back… because parenting. The struggle is real.

Most people get it, and I’m always super impressed by the non-parents who are on the level, but every once in a while you run across someone who can’t seem to grasp the complex nature of parenting.

Bathroom trips alone, cooking without someone trying to climb up your pants, a full night’s sleep, five minutes of actual calm… These are the things we live for.

Our whole paradigm has shifted.

Sometimes we bail on plans. We have to work you into a schedule of Gymboree and Spanish emersion classes. We have to decide between a nap and talking in the phone, because there is never time for both.

Parenthood. The struggle is real. Be kind.

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