August 29 13

Sometimes parenting is the kind of awesome that makes you want to cry tears of joy. How did I get so lucky that this is my lot in life? Most of the time, actually.

Sometimes though.

Sometimes parenting is hard, dirty, sticky, stinky, exhausting, frustrating, noisy.

Sometimes I just have to stand in the school supply aisle at Target and just laugh and laugh and laugh at the full-on tantrum my 8-year-old daughter is throwing because while I am spending too much money on school supplies because goodness knows everyone needs every color and shape of marker, crayon, and colored pencil in the store, she still manages to make me feel like I am the absolute worst because I won’t give in and buy her the modeling clay that she absolutely doesn’t need has to have at that very moment.

Please, please, please, please, Mama. I’ll never ask you for another else in my life again. Ever.

Go ahead, Isabella, have your tantrum. You have my permission. Enjoy.

Sometimes I wish I could stand in Target and have myself a whiny, tear-filled tantrum too. I get it.

Five days until school starts.

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  1. Hahaha! How often does she want Emily & Josh to go back to camp?

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 29, 2013
  2. Well, there has to be *someone* in the store who pitches a fit. I think it’s a rule at Target: there must always be at least one child/baby crying in the store at all times. Isabella was taking one for the team, clearly. ;)

    Hang in there. You’re in the home stretch now!

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    Comment by alyinponderland on August 29, 2013
  3. And that is why I went school supply shopping all by myself…

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    alimartell replied on

    Sadly, I need to bring them because they are all so ridiculously particular about EVERYTHING.

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    Comment by Abby on August 30, 2013
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