Only as a parent the simplest thing are like climbing a mountain. My one and half year old thinks he is run the show. While of course leads to a struggle of catching him as he darts down the hall.
I’ve felt the struggle my whole life but as a parent the struggle itself is struggling with the struggle. Haha, can you follow that or was it a struggle? I guess what I’m saying is I’ve never had this feeling of panic or the feeling of failure when I’ve experienced struggles in the past.
Money struggles seem to weigh on your brain more when you have someone depending on you. When I was single or on my own, when I happened to stumble into money troubles I’d just sit at home binge watching Netflix or playing a video game. I never seemed to mind being broke back then. I always seemed to have something to entertain myself or have a friend that wanted to do something. But as a parent your standing in the kitchen rationing out milk to get your family through macaroni lunches and sippy cup refills.
Parenting in my experience is the toughest, dirtiest, scaries and most rewarding job I have ever incounttered. The top work quality required at my part time job is like a vacation in comparison to how much effort, finesse and compassion I put into being a parent. Not to mention love!
Only as a parent can you look it the of the person you love most in the world and the person who drives you crazy the most at the same time. Okay, I joke! But there are days that I just want to go back to bed and get some more sleep maybe eat a snack or pee all by myself.
As a parent silence is the best or worst thing in the world. You’re either enjoying the rest because the muchkin is down for a nap or in a panic because your child is making snow angels on the kitchen floor in the flour.
Then there is this list I have of things that sound dirty when out of context. Like only as a parent is it okay to sniff someone’s butt. Or only as a parent can you be ridden like a pony.
I must stop there because the list is not PG13 and I have a few young readers.
But you get my general idea.
I love being a parent, a mother more than anything in the world! The joy I get watching my son learn and grow can’t compare to anything I’ve ever experienced and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Here is just one example of the experiences I have daily.
That’s about all I have time for today but I hope you all will be back tomorrow and I’d love you hear from you. Questions, comments or ideas.
Thank you for reading, now go get your mom on!
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