Kids are Puzzles.

Written by Emily Kids are puzzles; parents pretend to have the answers. Pretend is the operative word here because often we just don’t–have the answers, I mean. We guess. We speculate. We surmise. “She’s teething.” “It’s gas.” “He’s experiencing a developmental milestone,” we say. We hope. When our little ones throw their heads back and release a screech unlike anything we’ve ever heard before, we scurry off the playground muttering, “she’s just tired” to everyone anyone watching. In the back of our minds, though, in the place where fear lives, we’re thinking something very different… hungry   sins   nightmares   vaccines   tired   gas   long day   teething   ear   Thankfully, it’s usually teething or gas or impending developmental milestones. It’s definitely not the evil incarnate thing, but in the moment…

4 comments for “Kids are Puzzles.

  1. April 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I swear I should go void my bladder before I read your posts!! Emily, that’s hysterical and sadly, so accurate!

    • April 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thanks so much! I’m sure there’s a whole slew of other issues when kids are teens. I added the hormone one for tween and teen mamas…although I think Chlo might deal with that already :/ Have a great day!

  2. Kathleen Gallo
    April 13, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Wow! Some amazing forward thinking there! You already have more answers than I EVER had!!

  3. April 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Once again. Looooove it. Parenting is defined by Biblical long suffering.

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