Parental Perks

Sure, free spirits with no kids, I’m sure they’re having the time of their lives traveling, going out for happy hours & sleeping whenever they please. Sometimes I envy them; then I remember there are plenty of perks parents get that they do not.

It’s not a competition or anything, but…

  • If our house is messy, nobody really judges us for it [out loud].
  • We get to buy all the fun snacks (i.e. Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, Fruit Snacks…) for the kids and eat them all.


  • When our kids are sick we get a day off from work.
  • Our kids pick up the dog poop and scoop cat boxes [& we do not].

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  • When we oversleep, we have children that wake us up.
  • We get way fewer hangovers. [At least we should…if you’re doing the parenting thing right].
  • We’re allowed to be a homebodies without being labeled as ‘anti-social’…because we have a kid at home.
  • Board games are fun.board game gif
  • We’re never lonely. Ever. Even if we want to be. [Pros & Cons]
  • All those things we wish we got to do as children…we can encourage our kids to do it & live vicariously through them. [In a healthy way/not a dance-moms kinda way].
  • In extreme situations, we have a built in excuse for anything: 

Sorry, couldn’t get a babysitter.

  • We get an extra birthday [mother’s/father’s day]… every year.
  • Live-in cheerer-upper. Our kids hate seeing us sad.giphy (2)

So, enjoy your sleep kidless folks… it’s not so bad being a parent.

6 thoughts on “Parental Perks

    1. Storytime:
      I was about 11 or 12…shared a room with my older sister – I had the top bunk [cause I’m the youngest and get what I want]….
      I threw up all my Halloween candy – over the railing and onto said sister…
      I was scared my parents would eat it all – so I did…in one night.

      Perhaps that’s why I left it out… I may have chosen to forget about Halloween all together since that moment.


      1. Girlll I have rock em sock em robots, wooly willy, and tetris jenga at home.
        We can get together and bring all our games. I’ll pass on the ants on a log because celery string creep me out. How about smiley face pancakes tho?

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