Congrats everyone! You've made it an entire month, and by golly, I hope you're better parents for it. Or you've completely stopped reading my blog.
Fear not. I'll dig up a slew of bitchy, whiny, in-laws and husband posts for you to make up for all this "betterness."
Today I share with you the wisdom from a few moms that shall remain unnamed because I can't remember who actually said this.
Challenge #31: Parent the kids you have
It is the greatest challenge of all, I believe, but also, the greatest reward - when you can take in all the advice (and assvice) and apply what works FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CHILD.
I've spent many years trying to make certain parenting philosophies work for me and I've come to the conclusion that there is no right way.
I know - big reveal there, huh?
But seriously, we bog ourselves down with wanting to be the best parent and we have in our mind what that is - does she make homemade bread, does she read four stories to her kids every night, does she toss out her television?
Don't lie - you've played that game in your head.
And so, I say - toss all those ideas out. Listen to what your gut is telling you. Read blogs, books, and websites.
And then figure out what works best for your kid. And your other kids.
And surprise. It might be different for each one.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. And if you're just joining in, you can find all 31 Be a Better Parent Challenges in my archives!