If you’re a parent that’s knee deep in projectile vomit, blood boiling tantrums and spousal resentment, tune into TLC’s hit show, “Jon and Kate Plus Eight.” It’s my newest, most favoritest program because it shows me my life doesn’t suck nearly as much as I thought it does. If this family can deal with hourly traumas and constant needs of both young children and new puppies (for god’s sake, is this family mad???), then I can deal with periodic dawdling and homework battles. And, although I have a spouse that doesn’t unload the dishwasher the way I do (how many places can he hide the damn measuring cup?), I’m thankful he doesn’t belittle me in front of the whole freakin’ nation.
So if you are having trouble with your family struggles, tune in and smile. It’s like televised Prozac that will lift you out of your sink-hole of depression. It’s also a very effective form of birth control.