It really is just this simple.
Parenting can be hard.
Every kind of parenting.
The enormity of the responsibility can be downright terrifying at times and both the physical and emotional demands of the day-to-day can be completely overwhelming. I like to joke that it’s like the Peace Corps – the toughest job you’ll ever love.
Parents bitch about parenting. To spouses, to friends, to other parents. Because … see above. It’s big, hard, messy, scary stuff.
I had a friend who once wrote on her Facebook page, “My kingdom to be single with no responsibilities again. Someone book me a ticket to Fiji, STAT.”
Her son was only ten at the time that she wrote it. Two years later, the post popped up in her Time Hop. Her son, who now had his own Facebook account, came to her in tears. “Mom,” he said, “do you wish you didn’t have us?”
To be clear…
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