Rock Star of a Parent

The kids are on March Break this week, so we went to a local bookstore this morning to try our hand at making Qixels. If you haven’t heard of these cute little pixel bricks that fuse together with the very essence of your soul, then take a minute to Google it. When you’re done, come back to me so I can tell you about the agony that it is to crouch down beside a one and a half foot high table, surrounded by a bunch of frustrated children and their anxious parents, all the while sweating the kind of sweat that screams you are a freaking rock star of a parent just for being down there in the first place.


Being in public while trying to put together a Qixel should be illegal. One needs freedom and privacy to curse, yell and throw things around the room like a wild animal (or like a strung out Mom running on coffee and neglect). These little badasses will break you. They will take years off your life. I stand here before you, a shell of my former self. The kids, on the other hand, seem strangely unaffected by the chaotic suffering I endured. They proudly carried their Qixel swords home, then promptly tossed them into their toy bin, which is where forgotten toys go to die. My soul is in there somewhere; it’s probably where it belongs.

19 thoughts on “Rock Star of a Parent

  1. I’ve never heard of this level of hell. I think I shall investigate. The takeaway is that when you’re forced to curse under your breath like this in mixed company, you come up with the sorts of blue-language combinations that have an incredible impact when you unload them later. Trust me on this one.

    p.s. Glad I finally made it over here. You’re hilarious.

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    1. Hahahahaha! If you are a more patient person than me, then it is probably a lot of fun. If you want a craft that your kids can do independently, then I recommend waiting until they are about 7 or so. Any younger, and you will be working with them to complete it. (I tend to struggle with these types of things, so I’m sure you would have much better luck πŸ˜‰ ).

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      1. Little Man is 9, so he might have some luck with it. I imagine Baby Girl (who is 2) and I wouldn’t fare as well, but I’m sure she’d still have fun πŸ™‚

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