Some things in life just don’t make sense do they? But then you become a parent and realise that when it comes to raising children, there is a whole other truck loads of stuff that just totally boxes your head!
If you’re sitting there scratching your head wondering whether you are the only one who is experiencing these total mysteries that come with raising children then I promise…you are not! And to prove it, I’ve asked fellow parenting bloggers to share their great mysteries of parenthood….now we know we are not the only ones going crazy coo coo….right?
The great shoe mix up
If there’s a 50% chance of my kid getting her shoes on the right feet by herself, how does my kid manage to get it wrong 9 out of every 10 attempts?! – The Dadventurer
Where do all the socks go?!
I swear we live in a sock black hole. That and raisins, why are there raisins everywhere I go?!? How do they get everywhere? I even found one in my make up bag the other day! – Devon Mama
It’s not their fault….ever
Why is it never their fault. Ever. No. Matter. What. – Kiddy Charts
On water phobia
Why is it okay to jump in a puddle and get soaked from head to toe, but when you get a teeny dribble of water on your t-shirt from your cup the world ends?!? – Odd Hogg
It’s a hot mess!
Causing car chaos
Why do they all get on really well until it is time to go in the car, at which point it’s time to hate your siblings? – Dancing In My Wellies
If it’s unicorns, consider it done
Why can my child dress herself perfectly head to toe in under 5 minutes if any of the items of clothes have unicorns on them…but if we are late everything takes four hours and is on upside down? – Someone’s Mum
The need to sabotage any chance of a lie in
Why do they wake up at the crack of dawn on a weekend yet I have to drag them out of bed on a school day? – My Three and Me
The weird thing about babies’ clothes
Why do babies’ clothes have pockets? It continues to trouble me! – Diary of The Dad
The selective seeing setting
How come my child can’t find the shoes that are right in front of him, but can find a tiny piece of onion in his dinner. – Dilan And Me
not to mention the selective hearing one….
Why does my four year old ignore everything I say, but have bat-like hearing when I’m trying to be discreet? And on top of that, forget everything I say – until the most inopportune time, when she’ll mortify me! – Less Refined Mind
They’ll eat anything so long as you didn’t cook it
Why does my son eat all and every vegetables offered to him at nursery but declares them all to be “disgusting” at home?? – Something About Baby
The great doctor delusion
Why are they always so SO ill until the minute you get them to the doctors when they become feral and the most healthy they have ever been. – Ready Freddie Go
Sweet as pie on someone else’s watch?
Why do they behave for my mother in law but then IN FRONT of her yet completely play up with me? – A Beautiful Space
Sweet dreams…so long as it’s not in their own bed
Why do they sleep perfectly when they stay with their grandparents, but never at home? – Sorry About The Mess
Getting those priorities straight
Why do they forget to bring their reading book or maths homework home but never forget a party invitation! – Beautiful Home Ideas
When everything is suddenly their favourite toy
Why do children never play with any of their toys until it’s time to have a clear out? “That’s my favourite!” No it isn’t, you haven’t touched it for two month. – Mum Conventional
Who stole all the hair accessories?
Every morning my daughter starts out with a hair tie and a couple of hair clips. By the end of the day they are nowhere to be seen, and the next day we have to start with fresh ones all over again. I’m sure some hair accessories manufacturer is making a killing from parents of small children somewhere! – Motherhood: The Real Deal
Arghhhhhhhh! How many of these mysteries of raising children have you encountered? I’m betting ALL OF THEM! Do leave a comment and share.
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