Parenting is Like an Amusement Park

Everyone knows that living with a toddler isn’t all fun and games. In fact, I’ve spent a fair amount of time whining about the fact that it’s NO fun and games.

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret: it’s SOME fun and games.

A lot of it is stressful and loud and crowded and dirty, but the good parts make it all worth it. So, no: living with a toddler is NOT like being in prison (except when it is). It’s actually more like going to an amusement park.

Allow me to explain…

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Thirteen Ways Living with a Toddler is Like Going to an Amusement Park

  • You’ve never been more sticky
  • Everything around you is loud and brightly colored
  • Your company has four moods: hyper, perky, hyper-perky, and screaming
  • People are constantly asking for things they can’t have
  • It costs a fortune
  • You really want a leash but it seems inappropriate
  • A good 45% to 65% of your day involves taking pictures
  • The music. DEAR GOD SOMEONE STOP THE MUSIC.
  • You really want a drink but it seems inappropriate
  • You’re surrounded by stuffed animals, some of which can talk, some of which are terrifying
  • There’s a better-than-average chance someone is going to throw-up
  • You’re always amazed more people don’t get seriously injured
  • At the end of the day, your feet are killing you from walking, your back is killing you from carrying things/people, and your mouth is killing you from smiling.

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