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Being a parent is probably the hardest thing in the entire world. Moms need to endure childbirth and dads need to endure the stress that comes along with childbirth.
Our bodies change in so many different ways. Our stomachs have some extra skin here and there that won’t go away unless you get surgery.
If we ever cough or sneeze too hard, we might tinkle a smidge. This is fun times….(this is me being sarcastic)
Jumping on a trampoline can prove to be difficult when you can’t control your bladder anymore.
Sometimes, you’ll even develop hemorrhoids during labor because of pushing so freaking hard!
Yes people, this actually can and does happen!
Let us talk about sleep. When we have our babies, sleep goes right out the window. My oldest is now 10 and I can honestly say, I have not slept all the way through the night since I had her 10 years ago.
My mom brain won’t let me just relax and not worry constantly.
I am up at least one time during the night checking on my children and making sure they’re alright.
Call me neurotic if you wish but I know I can’t be the only one out there who does this.
The tired mom life has been my new normal for 10 years.
So, with all these “fun” things that can happen to us, why on earth would be ever want to be a parent?
Being a parent, as we know, is freaking hard but it is the most beautiful and rewarding thing we can ever experience in our lives.
I can still remember when I was in the hospital with my babies, staring at them for hours. Looking at every detail of their tiny bodies. Memorizing every expression, sound, and smell.
Oh, their smell is hypnotizing!
That was a magical time to be a part of. Being sleep deprived didn’t even matter anymore because you had a tiny being to care for.
Our lives revolve around their health and happiness and nothing else will ever matter again.
Having my children made me feel a love I have never felt in my entire life. It is a kind of love that can make your heart explode!
People used to say that to me before I had my first child and I didn’t get it. I had nieces and nephews I loved so why would it be any different?
Oh, but it is so different. That love you feel when you see your child for the first time is indescribable. You can’t imagine having a love for any other child, then you have another baby and that love increases again.
Being a parent has taught me patience beyond my understanding.
You will never understand patience until you have cared for a child. They will push you to the ends of limits you never even knew existed.
I have also learned more about compromise and picking my battles.
Sometimes, kids want to walk out of the house with their hair sticking up everywhere. This doesn’t make us bad parents. We have learned to pick our battles and hair is not that important.
It isn’t worth it to me, enduring a tantrum because I want to fix my son’s hair. That is just not important!
One of my favorite things to experience as a parent is a look on their faces when they see something for the first time.
Seeing their gifts on Christmas morning is enchanting. Going to Disneyland for the first time and seeing their excited faces is just amazing.
There are so many things that I could not experience if I wasn’t a parent.
Being a parent will show you how important you can be to a tiny person. Our children need us in every possible way. We are the center of their universe. They look to us for everything. In their eyes, we are the most important thing that ever walked the earth.
We mold them to be the best individual they can be. They learn by our example which means we need to step up our game so we make sure they are being shaped into respectable beings.
Being a parent has taught me how to not sugar coat. Children have no filter and will say what they think and mean without hesitation. I admire this trait in children.
Since children don’t sugar coat, they can say the most hilarious things.
Being a parent will never have a dull moment because of the things our children say and do.
Children see the world differently than we do. Things are so magical to them and nothing can go wrong in the world. Being a parent, I know the world is not a great place but I can try harder to find the good around me because of their example.
I know being a parent is not for everyone. I can understand why people don’t want to have children but in my life, I can never imagine it without my children around me.
They are the light around me. My children fill my soul with all the love I can ever need.
Yes, being a parent is freaking hard, probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
I know I often complain about my difficulties as a mom, but I would not ever trade it for anything in the world.
I would love to hear what your favorite things are about being a parent. Let me know in the comments below.