There was a time that you thought it was just you. It was only your kids who behaved this way or these things only happened to you. Then you started talking to other moms and you realized these truths were universal. Don’t ask why…they just are.
As soon as you buy a pair of shoes, their feet are guaranteed to grow. It’s inevitable, every time I buy my son a pair of shoes, two weeks later he comes home complaining that they are too tight. It doesn’t matter that he was measured and professionally fitted for the sneakers or shoes, or that we left “room to grow in the toe.”
Your kids behave better for other people than they do for you. “Your son is so polite! He is such a pleasure!” While I love hearing that from other people, I wish he would demonstrate those same qualities at home as often as he does outside the home.