When someone says to a mother of a baby and a toddler, who has been up 6 times overnight, is so exhausted she is nauseous, hasn't slept a good night's sleep in years, who has dealt with 12 temper tantrums, has been on her hands and knees on the floor scraping up dried oatmeal, only to hear someone yell "Mommy! I spilled my milk on the couch," who has changed 4 diapers and two sets of peed upon sheets, has had someone literally feeding off of her every 3 hours, has spit up caked in her hair, has pulled three pieces of gravel out of the baby's mouth while simultaneously putting the toddler in time-out.... all before 8 a.m. "You think this is bad, just wait until they're teenagers."
I don't understand that. Do you? Why do people say that?
Either a) teenagers are really so god-awful with their sleeping in and quietly texting that it makes all this hard baby/toddler shit seem easy; or b) they have completely forgotten the baby/toddler stages.
Which do you think it is? I know what I think.
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