what is the hardest part about this parenting thing???

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Emily - posted on 07/05/2010

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The hardest part about parenting is the fact that everything is CONSTANTLY CHANGING. I can't keep up!

Krystle - posted on 07/03/2010

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I agree with Jessica...parenting is hard work! I wish now, more than ever, that I would have listened to my mom when I was a kid about how I should just worry about being a kid and stop trying to grow up so fast b/c one day I will be all grown up and wish I were a kid again. I never believed her! She used to tell me that parenthood isn't anything you can really prepare for...there are certain preparations and precautions to take, but really, there's nothing that can prepare you for the essential mental and emotional nessesities needed to become a mother. As a child, you tend to brush off the comments about loss of sleep and you wonder why your mom complains about never having energy to do fun things or why they always say they're so tired...but that's b/c children have all the energy in the world! Plus through a child's eyes, their mom (or dad) is Mrs. or Mr. perfect...they're the superparent and in their eyes there's nothing they can do wrong...and there's nothing they simply can't do.

Being a mother of three...crying is something I've just had to get used to! If one's not crying, the other is, and if those two aren't then the OTHER one is! lol, after a while you just get used to it...the loss of sleep is something I never bargained for...I keep hoping that one day it will change. I've gotten used to it but most days I'm exausted.

I have to say that getting stuff done is always a challenge and I find myself slacking a lot of the time! But most of all, I worry that I will screw up big time somehow. When you're pregnant with your first child, you make certain commitments to yourself that you find later on you sometimes have to adjust that commitment b/c of the situation (which you never thought would happen, obviously). There's just so much you worry about that you never thought you would have to.

I know I'm a good mom, I just hoped I would be the exception to all the really hard-ness...lol...I guess that's just wishful thinking, but I'm allowed to wish, aren't I? I love my kids and I love the fact that I'm a mom, but I still find it hard not to try to think of ways to make things easier on myself...but then again I feel like that makes me a bit selfish...???

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