One of my favorite sayings is “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Leave it to the French to come up with such a pessimistic saying. I digress… Here is a common statement that I continually hear that really needs to just go away:
Nobody told me raising a child would be so difficult.
I don’t have kids, but I’ve heard this in enough movies, read it in enough books and magazines, and heard it from enough friends that it really should never be said ever again! Raising kids requires a huge commitment folks. Surprise!!! This is well established, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone who has a child! Heck, they even write about it on the Internets these days 😛