Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Parenting is not.....Parenting is.....

Parenting is not trendy.....your child is not an accessory, you do not throw a child away or upgrade him/her like an accessory

Parenting is not hip--your child is yours for life, forget marriage where people can choose to get divorced, a child is yours forever.

Parenting is not a status symbol--honestly, having a baby doesn't fill any void or make you popular or make you wiser

Parenting is not convenient--try going on day 10 of diarrhea and constant bathing and laundry and convenience is far far far the farthest thing on your mind.

Parenting is not easy--your life worries really begin

on the other hand

Parenting is amazing--what else can bring a smile to your face other than a little face smiling up next to yours in the morning

Parenting is fun--suddenly bursting into song and dance is deemed "cool" and "funny"

Parenting is full of wonder--well a front row seat to wonder and amazement

Parenting is full of love--hand holding, counting toes, hugs, kisses, the leg hug and hiding behind your body

In short, there is happiness, frustration, love, and hard times associated with being a parent.  I wouldn't have it any other way and I hope you agree that it is the most intricate journey a person can be a part of!