Monday, May 31, 2010

Is Parenting Stressful?

That's a question that a friend posed to me this afternoon. Her reasons for asking are her story to tell, so I'll just tell you about my answer. I'd love to hear your perspective.

I wish I could have given her a yes or no answer, but like most things in life, it's complicated. There are days when I am ready to pull out my hair because my daughter, my husband, my mother, and my job need me all at once. And then there are the days when being in just one of those roles is enough to send me in an all-out tizzy. Life has stressful moments whether you have children or not.

Most days, I'm good. I do the best I can and have faith that the rest will work itself out. I try to have some fun along the way. When I see my little girl smile or crack herself up telling a knock-knock joke only she can understand, I know it's all worth it.

Being a parent is hard work. It's a blessing, and honor, and a huge responsibility. It's also the most amazing journey you could ever take.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I forgot about my blog!

Hey, it happens to the best of us; we forget something. Instead of beating myself up about it, I'm going to let it go. It could be worse. I could have forgotten it was my turn to pick up my daughter from school or that it was my husband's birthday, both of which I've done before. So all in all, I'm not doing so bad.

What have I been up to lately? Mom is somewhat back on her feet, so things are very different and very much the same all at once. I now make sure she leaves the house in matching clothes, and she still calls me every morning at work to make sure I made it in safely. On Sunday, we were supposed to go to one store, and we ended up at four or five. Some things never change.

My little girl is growing up fast, and soon we'll be at that point where there is no need for a bedtime story or a kiss goodnight. I'm going to relish the time I have left in this innocent phase. Today we had a fashion show and read Frozen Noses.

I've also developed a deeper appreciation for tea and a slight addiction to Word with Friends. But more on that some other time.

Sorry I've been away so long. I'll try not to be so forgetful!

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