This video gets to the heart of that big parenting truth: Every time you think you have parenting figured out, your kids throw a new challenge your way.

By Melissa Willets
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As parents, we may think we have everything under control. For a moment. Then our kids throw a curve ball at us. And then another, and then another. That's called life with children.

Vlogger Esther Anderson of the "Story of This Life" blog captures the reality of parenthood on the fly in a new video collaboration with Babies R Us called "Be Prepared-ish." Because that's essentially the best you can do.

"I hate to break this to you, but there's just no way to be fully prepared for parenthood," Anderson writes as a caption to the cute and relatable video, adding, "Even after you've had some 'experience' your kids will STILL find ways to catch you off guard all.the.time."

Exactly. And then it's up to us to adapt.

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My favorite moment in the short clip is when Anderson's baby drops her pacifier out of the crib, and starts crying, just as her mama's head hits her pillow. Haven't we all been there? Anderson's solution? Toss a whole handful of pacifiers in the crib with her little one next time. Brilliant.

We see the scrappy mom tackle all sorts of everyday parenting challenges, like when she tries to get the perfect pic of her two girls together. Yeah right! Even ice cream cones can't solve that relatable mommy dilemma.

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In the end, Anderson's life with her kids is all of us, just trying to get through the days, and find the joy despite the many unpredictable challenges of parenthood. Do you relate to this video?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger/mom. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.


Comments (1)

December 2, 2018
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