I have many mummy friends on Facebook. This morning one of them shared this absolute gem of a parenting article. The basis of it is, as the title suggests, to not kill your children. Keep them alive, do your best, and it’ll all be okay. I think. 

My eldest is 15, soon to be 16 and some days he amazes me with just how caring, sensitive, understanding, quirky, geeky, marvellous and downright fabulous he can be. Other days… I haven’t killed him yet. I’m taking the eye rolls and I’m doing a little jig! It doesn’t get better people. Babies are bad, teenagers are worse. Infinitely so. And they smell much, much worse than you ever thought possible. I’m not exaggerating, either. You’ll see…

You can find this rather marvellous article here