As in, non-parents and parents with grown children who seem to have forgotten/don’t know what it’s like. Yes, you there, we’re talking to you. “We” as in myself and all of the other moms who contributed to this collection of things we wish random strangers and well-intentioned friends/family members would seriously. Stop. Saying.
This is for the rest of the moms (and some dads too sure), who might be reading this, nodding their heads in agreement. I know you’re out there, just like I know there are parents who overshare on Facebook about their toddlers’ bowel movements and the Instagram streams full of their kids’ hospital scares. One might go so far as to say the world could do with a little less of that stuff too.
After all, there is a whole website dedicated to the mocking of parents who overshare on social media platforms. I’ve heard comments from many of my non-parent acquaintances about how they wish parents would stop talking about their kids so much. Touché.
So I’m going to do us all a solid. I’m going to hope that this little series acts as a public service to us all. Perhaps this will ruffle some feathers, although I’m really not trying to pit parents and non-parents against each other. It’s just that Matt Walsh had to go and write this, which lit me up a bit. I think it lit up a number of people, given the article went viral.
A little satirical, a little bit true, these are some of the most popular things we parents of toddlers hear all the time that just make us laugh. Some of them? Some of this stuff we’re just really sick and tired of hearing…
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