Parenting is all about having a sense of humor. If you do not have a sense of humor if you do not have a sense of humor as a parent, parenting will crush you. We’re big on dance parties. We like to act a fool.
We dance and we dance and we dance. So I said, “You know what? We are gonna dance and I’m going to be the DJ. I’m going to be the guy with the maracas.” I’m doing the maracas to a cool beat. And then the maraca broke.
“If we can’t fix your maraca, we’ll get you another one. OK?” “OK.” OK?” “OK.” “It’s really not that big of a deal.” The girls are sweeping up the maraca bits and stuff and they’re trying to fight for who’s cleaning up the bits, and it’s just like, one of those things, it was just like, I’m so tired.
I’m like, “Oh my gosh. I need a beer. I just need a beer. I need a beer.” “Noooooooo.” The beer spilled onto the ground. I slip, fall on my butt. “Help me up. Oh you guys are strong.” “I fell.” “Where? On the floor.
” “Yes. Right there.” “Oh my gosh!” Parenting is hard. It’s messy. It’s frustrating. It can be ugly. We have to laugh at it and have fun. Every night when you put your kids to bed, worry about three things: Are they happy? Are they alive? And are they kind? If you check all three of those boxes, you’ve won the day.
You’ve won parenting for the day. And if you didn’t, that’s OK. Good news, there’s always tomorrow.