Eight unexplainable mysteries of parenthood

Cheeky toddler poking out tongue

How is it possible to have seven Tupperware containers and no lids? Find the answer to this and eight other unexplainable mysteries of parenthood…

As parents, there are some things that cannot be explained. These every day mysteries can leave you confused, exhausted and baffled. The world is a bewildering place and these every day parenting mysteries just go to show that crazy things happen right in front of our eyes.

1. The bedtime bandit

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The problem: Your child has been yawning all day. He's too tired to eat dinner. He's too tired to have a bath. He's too tired to help clean his room. But at bedtime he's wide awake, bouncing off the walls and demanding 16 stories.

The theory: Children have two personalities living inside them. At 7pm the 'night child' comes out to play. And 'night child' doesn't sleep.

Jenna Gallina

Jenna Gallina

Jenna Gallina is our features writer and loves showcasing all sides of parenting. When she is not watching Disney/Pixar movies, running around the park with her kids or dreaming about Jon Snow, she is drinking coffee or wine and planning her next adventure. Born and raised in Canada, she now lives in Cairns with her adorable children, her ridiculously good looking partner, her naughty dog and a really strange cat who thinks he's a dog.

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