Parenting is easily the greatest challenge (and reward) of all time. Mom, Dad, I salute you. There is nothing I respect more than the selfless age of parenthood.
“Is this a real daycare?”
It was almost the third consecutive week we’d been visiting our mother in the same hospital room on the same floor at the same time a few times a week.
When you’re about to get off the phone, say “Oh, one more thing!…” and then proceed to continue the conversation for another 5-45 minutes.
“Little Lily was up all night throwing up. I love taking care of my little dumpling when she’s sick. It’s what being a mom is all about!”
There are people in this life who are like naps, and then there are people who are the human form of that hour before your deadline.
One thing people don’t really prepare you for when deciding to reproduce is… other parents.
“You’re so strong.”
I wish someone had told me that the hardest thing I would ever have to do is remind my mother that my dad was dead when the stroke confused her and she wanted to know where he was.
You’re not single. You’re just dating your parents exclusively right now.