Just in case you haven't already seen the most hilarious parenting Tumblr happening right now, please do yourself a favor and check this out. Reasons My Son Is Crying. It's photo after photo of dad Greg Pembroke's 20-month-old son crying, and the reasons why.
And all those reasons make SO MUCH SENSE! Like "He's in the largest toy store in America." Yeah, that would be horrible. "We let him put on the boots he loves to wear." That sucks! "It took me more than 0 seconds to take his shirt off." You monster. "He threw his dinner plate on the ground. Now he wants to eat dinner." Why didn't you have a second plate full of food waiting for him?!? Does any of this sound familiar, parents?!?
Oh yeah, all of it. Babies -- they're so irrational! Always wanting to drink their bath water and wishing you'd given them milk instead of juice. They're kind of crazy-making, right? Caring for a baby or toddler is like being the personal assistant to the rudest, most narcissistic, most whim-driven, most ungrateful celebrity imaginable.
You put the milk in the wrong cup! The slide is not slippery enough! You broke his cheese in half!
But here's the miracle of parenting. We can look at all these photos and captions and laugh. Any sane person would respond to this madness by just quitting in a fit of furious outrage. But you? As exasperated as you are by your child's insanity, you still think your baby is cute. You still love him. You're still going to show up, day after day, to take more of his abuse.
Maybe we're the crazy ones? Anyway, my absolute favorite is this one: I have no idea why my son is crying. Yeah, it's like that.
Do you ever laugh when your kids are crying?
Image via Reasons My Son Is Crying