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Life's Heavy when You're Three (Video)

By marylweimer |

We all know life’s hard when you’re three. You’re always being told to hurry and your clothing choices aren’t always given the stamp of parental approval (what’s wrong with mixing stripes and polka dots, you’d like to know?).

Your baby brother gets all the attention and your big sister won’t let you play with her toys.

Life’s pretty much the pits.

Know what else is super hard about being three? Your dad, like, expects you to do stuff. You don’t see anyone forcing the baby to bus his own highchair, do you?

Sometimes you’ve just had enough. You stand your ground. You can’t take it any more.

Until Daddy reads you your favorite bedtime book, sings you your favorite lullaby, and pats your back till you fall asleep.

Maybe life’s not so bad after all.

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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About marylweimer



Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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0 thoughts on “Life's Heavy when You're Three (Video)

  1. Kari says:

    OMG. Was this shot at my house?

  2. January says:

    Yup! That was FUNNY!!!! Thanks for sharing this gem!

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