I think this may be the best observation on parenting Ever

“My favorite Dennis (the Menace) cartoon was always the one showing Dennis in a crib asking, ‘Mom, why do you say “Thank God” instead of “Goodnight”?’  Silly as it is, I once heard the cartoonist say he thought he was doing a public service by showing parents they weren’t the only ones ever to think wistfully of infanticide . . . and since families are smaller these days, some parents never get to learn it by experience.  It’s a cosmic truth; every woman -and probably every man- reaches a point where she’d like to pitch the kid overboard, but the hypocrisy of the fifties and sixties was such that every woman felt obliged to pretend that looking after little kids is always and only thrilling and fulfilling.  But every woman knows it ain’t necessarily so; you can love your kids and still be driven frantic by them simultaneously- and a good laugh has often avoided infanticide or a nervous breakdown.” -Marion Zimmer Bradley.

One of the many reasons I heart Marion Zimmer Bradley.


3 Responses to “I think this may be the best observation on parenting Ever”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Hahah! So true! I love how the barriers are being broken on what a Mom is supposed to feel and even supposed to dress/act like. Mommies are people too! 🙂

  2. Elastamom Says:

    So very true and I’m so glad we are now talking about it!!!

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