Murphy’s Law

We all know mister Murphy and his ridiculous law, no? Wash your car to have it rain 20 minutes later. Fall asleep 10 minutes before the alarm is supposed to go off. There are numerous cases throughout your life. I am here to say that parenthood ups your chances with this sneaky law 10 fold.

My prime example is this weekend. Ollie had a feeding at 4am and was back down around 4:40ish. He must have spit up or pooped or something because he was then restless for the next hour or so and I couldn’t get back to sleep. Around 6, he started to cry so I went to soothe him. He finally was down around 6:10. I got back in bed to then hear that Landon was up and playing. Better than crying but I sure ain’t getting any more sleep. I start to doze off and Ollie was up again. I called uncle and went to feed him with the goal being get it done quick and go back to sleep after pumping. Come down to pump, see breakfast, get hungry. Now not going back to bed. Eat, put things away to curl up on couch with Landon to watch mindless cartoons. Get on couch, baby is up. AHHHHHHHHHHHH

It seems like this happens over and over. Downstairs and baby cries out from crib. Finally get to top of stairs, he stops. Get baby down to sleep. Watch him for 5 minutes…no movement. Go back to bed. Head to pillow…WAHHHHHH! Finally put all the Cars shirts in the wash…epic toddler meltdown because he wants Cars shirt. Buy token character paraphernalia to have kid hate it now. See? Over and over.

So I opened it up on Facebook and Twitter to tell me your Murphy’s laws of parenting. Boy, did you guys deliver.

you’re just starting to nurse and the newly potty trained toddler has to go potty



you change their diapers right before leaving the house to go somewhere…and they both poop while your buckling them into their carseats in the driveway…..havent even left the driveway yet……

– Kelly


If you decide to nap when your child is sleeping, they will be up in 5 minutes. If you stay up (even though you really want to nap), they will sleep 3 hours.



Ask your three year old who is wiggling around like a lunatic if they have to use the bathroom, over and over and over, and they tell you “no” each time. Decide you can take a couple of minutes to use the bathroom yourself? He has to pee RIGHT NOW! (and we only have one bathroom…)


the day of the doctor’s appointment, the investation of symptoms that has been plaguing your child for a week because dermatologist appointments are like the holy grail of drs appointments…..the symptoms have voila…….vanished 🙂

– Kelly



So what are your parenting Murphy’s Laws?

P.S. It took me hours to write this because every time I sat down to write, the baby woke up. That’s just plain impressive.

8 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law

  • August 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Like the time I went to Wal-Mart with a newborn and no diaper bag – delusional I guess. Of course he had a total blow out. Opened up diapers, wipes and put him in a new outfit and bought it all at checkout. I would love to have seen me on a security camera!

  • August 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    This is hilarious. I love the “try to nap when your child does and they sleep 30 minutes, don’t and they sleep 3 hours.” That is SO true.

    How about when you can’t keep enough of a certain food your child is crazy about in the house, then when you finally stock up, they decide they don’t like it any more and won’t touch it.

    I could come up with so many…

  • August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Everytime I would start to nurse Noah he would have a huge poop and I was stuck sitting there for 30 minutes trying to hold my breath and/or breathe through my mouth. LOL

  • August 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    How about getting twin boys to finally both nap at the same time so I lay down to nap and the UPS man rings the doorbell, so the dog barks and wakes both boys up!! Why does the UPS man even have to ring the doorbell when he just drops the packages and walks away?? Needless to say there is now a sign on our door that says “Do not ring the doorbell!”

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