“Parenting is easy.” – said no parent ever.
In fact, parenting is often considered one of the toughest things to do, but it can also be the most rewarding. Kids sure make you work for those rewarding moments, though, don’t they?
For every kiss on the cheek there’s 10 toy throws.
For every “I love you, mommy” there’s 20 “NO!”s.
For every adorable moment of quiet sleep there’s 100 crazy, headache-inducing moments of loudness.
Day after day, we put up with the craziness, the loudness, the crying, and the stubbornness, just so we can have the smiles, the love, the hugs, and the happiness. Let’s face it, our kids try to break us, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything, and that’s why us parents are unbreakable, just like Kimmy Schmidt in the new Netflix Original Series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The first 6 episodes are premiering tomorrow, March 6th, but I was lucky enough to watch them early and loved it! You can read about the premise at the bottom of this post (and enter the giveaway), but one of Kimmy’s mantras to help her be unbreakable when life hands her lemons is to just keep telling yourself to “make it through the next 10 seconds.” That’s a great mantra to have, don’t you think? Maybe we should use that when our kids try to break us!
Here are 5 ways my kids try to break me.
A Clean House
A sparkling, clean, germ-free house that’s ready for guests anytime. Bonus points if Brett and Trent do the cleaning.
I seriously just picked up all these toys and you dump them out everywhere? I’m just going to leave them on the floor and pretend we’re not home if someone knocks on the door.
Because I have all the free time in the world, I spend half the day on the treadmill practicing my dance moves!
I have the King bed to myself and sleep the entire night with no interruptions. I wake up peacefully on my own.
Am I dreaming or is there a foot in my face? I’m going to ignore it, I must be dreaming. No, wait, now it’s kicking me.
Oh look at this…a shiny new tablet just for me?! I am going to use this thing so much! I’ll have my apps on there and will be organized and have books downloaded and everything. I’ll keep it so clean that it will always look brand new!
There is no room for any of my apps because there are 10 Disney movie downloads, 2 seasons of Jake & the Never Land Pirates, and 30 toddler games. He has taken control of it and since it’s covered in food pieces, I wouldn’t want to touch it anyway.
What I’m Watching on Netflix
I get to binge-watch Orange is the New Black (new season coming in June!), new action thrillers, popular shows, and anything else my heart desires.
Mickey. Jake. Super Why. Clifford. On the tv and the iPad. At the same time. He’s a multi-tasker.
Luckily, since I can watch Netflix anywhere and the kids eventually go to sleep, I do treat myself to something I want to watch. Recently, I had the opportunity to preview the upcoming new Netflix Original Series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s hilarious new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Tituss Burgess (30 Rock).
Kimmy escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York, encountering many circumstances that try to break her. Not only was the premise of the show hilarious, it’s from Tina Fey, so you just have to see it! And best of all, when it premiers on March 6th, you’ll have 6 full episodes to watch! Push those toys off of your spot on the couch, get comfy and be prepared to laugh! Check out the trailer below!
After all, because we’re unbreakable moms, we get the best rewards, don’t we?
So tell me…what unbreakable moment are you most proud of? Or one that makes you laugh the most?
To celebrate us parents being unbreakable, and the new series premiere of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I’m giving away a one year subscription to Netflix!
Prize: 1 year Netflix streaming subscription
Open to: US Only
Ends: Wednesday, March 18th at 11:59pm EST
How to enter: Use the Rafflecopter widget below
This post was written by me as part of my membership in the Netflix Stream Team. Thanks for reading!