The latest book we’re reading for From Left to Write book club is the hilarious book Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke. Some of my fellow book club members shared photos of their kids crying and, of course, why they are so upset. I decided to share reasons my kids make me cry. I do love those little stinkers, even if they make me want to cry sometimes.
Reasons Why Mommy Is Crying
1. I have to make a third lunch because my preschooler picked at his lunch and ate most of mine, even though they’re practically the same thing. Or better yet, I made him what he asked for. I used to like sharing my food before I had kids. Moochers, both of them!
2. I overslept and rushed to get everyone ready in time for school because my son turned off the alarm the very second it went off. I really need to teach him how to use the snooze button. Or set more alarms in secret places, but that’s more work for me.
3. My relaxing bubble bath is interrupted for the umpteenth time because a kid needs to use the bathroom. Why can’t they use the other bathroom-you know the one where nobody is bathing? Of course they end up asking me about the meaning of life and doing a #2 while I’m supposed to be relaxing in bubbles and reading my trashy magazines. I could just lock the door, but they’re supposed to be in bed!
4. The kids ask for seconds/another fork/water refill just as I finally sit down to eat my dinner. Is it much to want to eat my dinner while it’s hot and during one sitting? Also, see #1.
5. My preschooler wants to play Chutes & Ladders. AGAIN. I’m not sure what’s worse, Candyland or Chutes & Ladders. At least a game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos lasts approximately 10.7658 seconds. Did I mention he cheats and Chutes & Ladders is the longest, most mind-numbing game in the world?
6. My picky eater has decided she no longer eats any kind of sandwiches. Not even Nutella. This makes packing lunch for her challenging. Did I mention that she didn’t tell us that she no longer eats Nutella or peanut butter sandwiches? I had to ask after noticing they were untouched in her lunch box.
I realized that many of these reasons are about my youngest, but I”m around him more. My daughter has the luxury of being in school all day. I’m sure there’s more reasons, but right now I’m just too sleepy to think of more.
This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.