Nobody said being a dad was easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life. But that doesn’t mean you should beat yourself up about it. After all, it’s not your fault. The problem lies with the kids.
They’re always testing your patience.
No matter how much patience you have, kids will find a way to test it. They tantrum in grocery stores, they cry for no reason, they refuse to eat their vegetables… the list goes on and on. And just when you think you’ve finally reached the end of your rope, they do something that makes you laugh and reminds you why being a dad is the best job in the world.
They never listen.
It doesn’t matter how many times you tell them to pick up their toys or do their homework – they just don’t seem to listen. Or maybe they listen, but they just don’t care. Either way, it can be frustrating trying to get them to do what you want them to do.
They’re always changing their minds.
One minute they want one thing, and the next minute they want something else entirely. It’s tough trying to keep up with their ever-changing whims, but that’s just part of being a dad.
They have boundless energy – and they expect you to keep up with them.
Remember when you could stay up all night and not feel exhausted the next day? Yeah, those days are long gone thanks to fatherhood. Nowadays, just getting through the day can be a challenge when you have young kids at home because they have so much energy! Just when you think you can finally sit down and relax after putting them to bed, they wake up and want to play some more…
Being a dad is tough, there’s no doubt about it. But it’s also the best job in the world, and it’s totally worth all the challenges that come with it. So next time you find yourself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, just remember that it’s not your fault – it’s the kids who are making this whole parenting gig tough!