Parenting — The Sweet and the Sour

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When I snapped the “angry cupcake girl” photo during a photo shoot last fall, I couldn’t stop laughing. I quickly showed her mom the back of my camera and she squealed with laughter too. “That is perfect!” she exclaimed.

Every parent knows that inside their sweet angel is a sour puss!

This week, when I published, “Tomorrow, I Will Try Not to Scream,” I thought of these photos. Parenting can be so challenging. And as our kids get older, their problems get bigger, with more serious consequences.

I am so grateful for the sweet moments though, that are threaded through it all.

On those tough days, when a cupcake can’t rescue any of us, hopefully I can remember the picture of “angry cupcake girl” and smile a little.

And yes – I might have a glass of wine AND a cupcake too.

Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography

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