As the popular parenting saying goes: the days are long, but the years are short. The same could be said about the weeks — the days can sometimes feel so very long, but the weeks end up flying by. Each day, parents start anew feeling bright-eyed and ready for whatever comes our way (or at least, we hope that’s how we wake up). As the day goes on, though, things can go in all sorts of unexpected directions which can bring everything from joy to frustration to fatigue.
For your enjoyment, we’ve mapped out a typical week of parenting moods that range from highlighting the challenges of finding time to yourself to the very real exhaustion you can feel by the end of each day.
We hope this list brings some levity to your week!
How Parenting Through the Week Feels Day-to-Day as Told By Memes
Always try to start the week off strong. “Try” being the operative word.
OK, turns out that things didn’t go exactly according to plan on Monday, but I’m sure Tuesday will be a wonderful day with my loving family. Or not!
Just doing my best to get through hump day.
Is it the weekend yet?!! Wait, it’s not even Friday? OK, we’re f***ed!
We did it! We made it through the week – just let me live! What fresh hell awaits us this weekend, though?
I was told I would not have to work on the weekends…
Feeling good after a relaxing weekend, the house is clean and… OMG. And thus the cycle begins again…
Whether you’re a parent or not, it’s fair to say that every day and every week are different. No matter what mood you’re in during the week, it’s always a good idea to take a break and laugh about the many absurd moments that all parents experience.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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