Meredith Ethington is a writer and mom to three trying to help her kids understand sarcasm, and her need for personal space. She loves writing to commiserate with other moms and to remind herself that she doesn’t want to be a perfect mother. She wants to be a real one. She is a staff writer at Scary Mommy, and also writes for sites such as Babble, Momtastic, Huffington Post, and her own blog. She has been featured many times by Today Parents as one of the funniest parents to follow on Facebook. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she loves to laugh at herself and admit that while parenting is the best thing ever, it's also the hardest job on earth.
I would never hit another adult to solve a conflict in my life, so why would I hit my child?
These hysterical ways to scare your kids make all the work and stress of this time of year so worth it.
#5. You have to deal with multiple personalities -- and, they all come from one kid.
She'll grow up to be strong, smart, and powerful despite watching a princess movie 365 days in a row.