Honest Parenting Haikus

Children whine without cease

It is to be expected.

It’s still annoying.

 

Daughters are lovely

But they never stop talking

So so many words.

 

Babies are so cute

It’s a very good thing too

Since they never sleep

 

Kids rebel often

But they give so many hugs

It’s all ok now

 

Mac and cheese again

Get used to it, moms and dads

Every lunch for years

 

Sibling rivalry

Is a nice way to describe

Constant loud fighting

 

Children hate quiet

Like cats hate dogs and water

It’s anathema

 

“Can I have some water?”

Another bed time delay

Little con artists

 

“Your child is so sweet”

Says my daughter’s friend’s parent

Really? Not at home

 

“I love you daddy”

Says a child after trouble

All is forgiven

 

“Mommy said I could”

After daddy said no.

Kids are devious

 

“Hey daddy, watch this”

A child says one hundred times

Each trip to the pool

 

So many questions

You are a curious kid

That’s great. Go ask mom.

 

Your child got new jeans

Oh look – a hole in the knee

Every single time

 

I am always tired

Children steal my life force

They are like vampires

 

Fireworks are boring

Except when kids are there

Then they are so fun

 

Girls can scream so high

My ears can barely stand it

Like a dog whistle

 

Everything is new

To a small child exploring

They notice it all

 

Like a fairy tale

Is how kids see a forest

So much adventure

 

“Dad are we there yet?”

I hear from the back seat

No we just left home

 

“I do not like it”

Children say without trying

New foods or restaurants

 

Best friends and worst enemies

Is the only description

To explain siblings

 

I love you daddy

Is the perfect sentence

After a long day

 

Parenting is hard

And that’s an understatement

But it is worth it