Who better to learn from than kids who have been kids for 71 years...?
It’s Peanuts Season! It’s the Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown are the specials that make this time of year... well, special! But it's not just holiday nostalgia: there's a lot parents can learn from the Peanuts...
... or Goldfish crackers and apple slices, or yogurt and Cheerios, or whatever your child has narrowly defined as acceptable. Because just like at Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving dinner, that’s all you can manage, and that’s OK!
Whether it’s participating in The Mommy Wars, trying to talk your toddler out of a tantrum, or playing football with Lucy, you just have to know when to take a breath and say “Not today, Satan, not today.”
It’s a great metaphor for the parent who has had “one of those days” for about a week (or more). Don’t let rock after rock stop you from hoping for better next time!
Fun fact: that’s how they make the sound of adults talking in the cartoons!
Sad fact: it’s true that half the time our kids just hear “wah wah wah wah wah wah.”
Just like Peppermint Patty, if your brassy daughter wants to be called “sir,” let them go for it! Though you should probably insist they wear actual shoes in the cold months instead of flip-flips.