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Parenting Summed Up in Quotes

by Michelle Dempsey M.S., CPRW


In short? Life with a toddler can best be summed up in these children’s book quotes:

The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places.” – Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Yes, this is certainly true. Like behind your couch or under your dining room table. When you’re potty training. And only after something starts to smell a bit funky.

“It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” – Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The worst day ever, actually. All because you tried to rinse the yogurt out of your child’s hair. And the dog ate the chicken nugget your child threw at him. And the sun isn’t pink.

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

Like the middle of the night request for pizza. Or your child insisting on knowing why that man has a hat on. Or where the bird that was once in that tree, six months ago went now. You know, the real head-scratchers.

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“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch, Love You Forever

With each tantrum and fit-of-unexplainable-rage, I’ll love you forever. With each repeated question or demand, I’ll love you forever. With each potty accident on the hardwood floor, I’ll love you forever.

And when this stage all feels like a distant memory, and you’ve presented even more parenting challenges for me, I’ll likely love you even harder – because as long as you’re living, baby, MY baby you’ll be.

A writer, entrepreneur, radio host, and powerful motivational speaker – Michelle Dempsey, owner and founder of Michelle Dempsey, Very Well-Written, has one goal in mind: empowering women from all walks of life with her incredible personal life story of overcoming adversity and using the lessons learned to achieve success. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle has successfully united her passion for business and writing and developed a thriving career, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and content marketing to business of all kinds.

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