I think it’s pretty fair to say that no matter how level-headed you are about having kids, they’re going to knock you on your butt and surprise the crap out of you. Constantly.
So, sure, we have some myths surrounding parenting — “no phones!” “healthy food only!” — but once those kids are in your life, it’s pretty tough to maintain all those aspirational fantasies.
Aubrey Hirsch recently started a thread asking parents what “parenting fantasy” they just tossed quickly and the answers will make you feel so good about yourself. It’s okay to ditch the ideals!