I don't have kids yet, but I'm about the make a statement that may seem controversial. Get ready.
It's probably really hard to raise children.
I know! I know! All you ever hear about having kids is how easy it is, just a total breeze, so this probably is coming as quite a shock to some of you.
But parenting is probably hard for a lot of reasons. First of all, there's the problem of everything being sticky all the time. Children are incredibly sticky. It is probably hard to rid them and your house and clothing of their stick. Think of all the cleaning products.
Second, it's probably hard to take them from being sticky babies into being (hopefully less sticky) adults that can function in the world. It takes a lot of work and everyone has different ideas about the best way to do it.
It must be hard not to just give your kids everything they want.As adults, we know not everything kids want are good for them.
Of course, they want to eat all their Halloween candy in one night, but guess who is going to be paying the thousands of dollars in dental bills when all their teeth fall out?The tooth fairy's exchange rate is not enough to cover fillings, unfortunately.
But it's not always easy to say no to people you love.Again, no kid experience here, but I do give my cats way too many treats because they just want them so badly. And they haven't even perfected whining, "Mom pleeeeeeease."
And let's be honest, don't we all kind of want to be the "cool mom"?The "my daughter and I are best friends" kind of mom.
But Gilmore Girls is fiction, I'm sorry to say.Raising kids isn't always junk food parties and sharing your secrets.
And, side note, nobody who eats that much can stay that thin.Their metabolisms must be INSANE.
Hopefully, it is sometimes junk food parties and sharing your secrets, though.But always would be irresponsible! Somebody has to tell your sticky children to bathe.
A mom in Kansas recently wrote a blog post about being what she calls a "mean mom".The blog post went viral because lots of other "mean moms" identifies with it.
No, not this kind of mean mom:She wasn't trying to poison anyone with an apple.
Or this kind of mean mom:Wow, Disney has a weird thing about step-mothers being total jerks, huh?
But she did have a lot to say about how she raises her kids.And why she chooses to be a "mean mom".
Liz is a blogger in Kansas who has two kids.Her son Brady and her daughter Paityn.
She admits being a mom isn't exactly what she expected.
Haha! Exactly. #motherhood #momlife #funny https://t.co/flKnc29IEn— Liz Nieman (@Liz Nieman)1531229630.0