Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I guess I'm still in the thick of it.
I know different stages of parenthood have their issues but right now what with constant chaos, demands, queries (why? Why are days short in winter? What can I have to eat? What is winter? Can we buy donuts and candy and cake? Can i have juice then? Why not? But whhhhyyyy?), THEIR supercharged energy levels, their broken nights = our very broken nights, the constant battle to show them what is healthy, respectful, good, etc
The huge weight on our shoulders as parents.
The enormous pressure I feel.
The fact that that person I bump into almost weekly says to me every time:" ha! You'll see, they're 10 times worse when they're teenagers! You'll wish you never knew them!"
Hearing that when you haven't had a full night's sleep in years, when you've been holding back your own tears all day, when you're battling post-natal depression for the third time, basically when you're doing all you can to just get thru the next few hours...not helpful.