Kids are Puzzles.

Written by Emily

Kids are puzzles; parents pretend to have the answers. Pretend is the operative word here because often we just don’t–have the answers, I mean. We guess. We speculate. We surmise. “She’s teething.” “It’s gas.” “He’s experiencing a developmental milestone,” we say. We hope.

When our little ones throw their heads back and release a screech unlike anything we’ve ever heard before, we scurry off the playground muttering, “she’s just tired” to everyone anyone watching.

In the back of our minds, though, in the place where fear lives, we’re thinking something very different…













long day






Thankfully, it’s usually teething or gas or impending developmental milestones. It’s definitely not the evil incarnate thing, but in the moment…

Categories: Emily, Family

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4 replies

  1. I swear I should go void my bladder before I read your posts!! Emily, that’s hysterical and sadly, so accurate!

    • Thanks so much! I’m sure there’s a whole slew of other issues when kids are teens. I added the hormone one for tween and teen mamas…although I think Chlo might deal with that already :/ Have a great day!

  2. Wow! Some amazing forward thinking there! You already have more answers than I EVER had!!

  3. Once again. Looooove it. Parenting is defined by Biblical long suffering.

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