HOPE ON A NAPKIN
By Sherry Surratt
Her voice was a whisper, "What are you doing?" I whispered back, "Not much, what are you doing?" In a guilty voice, she explained she was calling from the garage because she was hiding from her five-year-old twin boys, who had just removed the bedroom door from its hinges while having a ‘quiet time.’ They had actually removed the screws using parts of their Junior Explorer Tool Set. "I think my kids might be wild Indians, and I decided to eat Oreos in the garage. It’s me that needs the quiet time." I reassured her that I had had similar thoughts before.
Parenting is like this sometimes. It’s a conundrum of the happiest moments of your life mixed with ones that would have you losing your mind. If you’ve ever wanted to hide in your car, in the pantry, or even in your bathroom, you’re definitely not alone. And if you’ve ever felt like a failure as a parent, we’ve all been there.
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