I know you think I got that title wrong since Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff originally let us know that Parents just don’t understand, but I really think it’s the other way around.
So I’m raising three girls right—two teenagers and a toddler—and they are all wonderful, but the only issue is that they think they are all smarter than me. It’s the craziest thing I ever seen.
OKAY MOM, I UNDERSTAND NOW
For example my toddler is now at the point where she understands “yes”, “no”, “move that here” and “don’t do that”. So when I say “no don’t put that shoe in your mouth” she puts it down. But why when I turn around all, as if I can’t see her from my peripheral, the shoes flies back into her mouth. It’s like a new day has began and mommy forgot all about the conversation that we just had, which in reality was but seconds ago. I mean, that only makes sense right? Her little brain just decided that I only meant that a minute ago, not two. Silly mother.
Or why when I walk in my teenagers room and say “get off the phone, it’s too late” that the immediate response is “I’m not on it”. Oh so I imagine you darting the phone under pillow as I opened the door. Or maybe my ears weren’t working right when I paused to listen at your door, where I heard you talking to another person on speaker before I even opened the door. Silly me, that was probably you throwing your voice as you talked with your imaginary friend right?
I totally understand now why those epic words my mom dropped “been there, done that” ring so loudly in my mind. We were all that naiive and annoying.
A MESSAGE FOR OUR CHILDREN
So in just in case any of my daughters are reading this, I would like to share a quick message:
Dear beautiful, smart and determined daughters,
I was once a child, specifically a daughter, before you. SO I know EXACTLY what’s going on! Your grandmother ain’t raise no fool!
P.S. No you CAN NOT wear those shorts outside of the house!
Kids just don’t understanding!