When my oldest child was born I think I read every "how to" and "what to expect" parenting books. After having our 5th child lat year, I realize all of that reading was wasted time. None of these kids have followed the book. Where's the book that tells you they really are their own person and you're only here to supervise. You are not in control. You are merely an employee working for them. Or a pawn in their whole game of chess. And reverse psychology..hahaha jokes on you mom.
Or how about the book that tells you about the never ending laundry, the dishes that are always piling up, the projectile vomit, that Cheerios stick to everything, the things the kids say to make you think you really are losing your mind, little boys hands go straight into the diaper when you are attempting to change it, or that you can never use the bathroom alone again.
Even with all of that said being a mom is the best job in the world.