Parenting is not for sissies.

It’s challenging. . .

tests everything that’s in you. . .

You are responsible for the behavior, well-being, manners, and discipleship of these little people. . .

It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Yes, Sir, you must be pretty tough if you take on the task of parenting, because there will come a day when you must do something like this. . .

Look at that pitiful little princess in time-out. 

OH, the humanity!!

Could she really have done something naughty?  Surely not.  She must have a horribly mean mother!

What kind of mother that puts that little sugar plum in time-out and then takes a picture?

One tough mother.  That’s who.

Y’know that expression, “This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you” ?  Parenting books I read say punishment/consequences should most definitely be more uncomfortable for the child than the parent. 

Have they seen this picture?