I used to have this soft glow image of motherhood, cooing and rocking with my little angel with butterflies and rainbows all around and little birds singing at my window (wait, is that a Disney movie?). Ah, how it all crashes down the minute you step into your home with your new bundle of joy. Get ready mom, the world as you knew it is about implode and you’ll need every ounce of energy to get the household up and running. Why? Because kids suck from age 0 to around 20, or so I hear (I can only testify up to 2).
Let me enlighten you just a bit on how your life and everything you thought you knew about it is not the life you’ll ever see again.
Whether they are newborns or toddlers, per-schoolers or tweens, these guys know how to get what they want when they want it (or at least they tend to think so). And if you are the kind of parent that is driven to raise them right, you know… respectful, humble, kind, etc… you have your work cut out for you. By nature, and mostly at no fault of their own, they are a hot mess of emotions, impatience, and lack communication skills that help defuse a situation instead of igniting it. So let us take a closer look at how kids will selfishly and unknowingly suck the life out of you (as they should).