Your stories and pictures

Sometimes I get emails and messages that parents send with photos AND stories. And some photos tell an entire story all on their own. I could bombard Instagram with photos all day long, but that would be frustrating for all of us. Here are some of my favorite stories this week:

 Looks like Harleigh is stuck in time out.

Looks like Harleigh is stuck in time out.

"My daughter Harleigh will do absolutely the opposite of everything shes told, this day she was told to sit and relax, she found the timeout stool and became creative, and no shes not stuck she always manages to get out:)." -Patricia Johnston

 Thanks for the doll, Dad, but just let me play in this box some more!

Thanks for the doll, Dad, but just let me play in this box some more!

"In this picture I'm sitting in a box. As a child I really loved to play with boxes. My dad once bought a doll and I threw the doll in a corner and started to play with the box! This picture was taken around 1992 when I was about 5 years old!" -Angelique Vermeule, The Netherlands

 I see you, but I am choosing to not respond. Currently I do not need a hand. But thanks.

I see you, but I am choosing to not respond. Currently I do not need a hand. But thanks.

"All I want is a little privacy!" -Maricela Jimenez

Sometimes I feel the need to explain to people that the title of this website, instagram, and all Kids Are The Worst things is playing off our society's need to exaggerate moments. I want to explain to all of the Negative Nancy Naysayers that you can laugh with us or don't worry about it. But then I read this quote:

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions.
Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.
— Tina Fey

Well, then. We can't convince other parents and non-parents to laugh and understand hyperbole, so we gotta stop trying. You get it. I get it. Let's have fun.

 

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