Before you have kids, you make big plans for your future as a parent: I want a kid who is a piano genius and plays symphonies when they’re four, wins an Olympic gold medal, and wins a Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Then you have kids, and your goals become: I just want my kid to eat one piece of broccoli. That’s it. One piece.
A new survey asked parents what they consider “parenting wins.” And they REALLY show just how challenging every single little aspect of parenting truly is.
The top 10 “wins” are:
Getting your child to eat their vegetables . . . keeping your child quiet and occupied at the grocery store . . . getting your child to finish a meal without whining . . . getting your child to eat a healthy snack . . . getting your child to ask for a healthy snack . . .
Keeping your child quiet and occupied on a long car ride . . . getting your child to finish their homework . . . getting your child to bed without a tantrum . . . bathing your child without a tantrum . . . and distracting your kid as you pass the toy aisle at a store.