I recently wrote a post called, The Silent Mommy War. Thanks to all of you, it has taken off like wildfire! So many other moms could relate. But I received/read a few comments that basically said: Yes, kids can be a pain no matter the age but they are also amazing.
Which got me to thinking. Did anyone think that I was saying kids are only a pain and never a blessing? I certainly hope not. I absolutely love being a mom. Each age and stage have their own struggles but they each have their own joys as well. I only have a three year old now but here are my favorite parts of ages and stages up to now.
– The first time they look at you
– The first smile
– The snuggles <3
– The adorable outfits
– That precious newborn smell
– First word
– All the rest of the first (first sitting up, first crawling, etc.)
– Their wonder and joy when they discover something new
– The ability to have a conversation
– Less diapers 😉
– The love of learning
– More understanding of the world around them
– When they tell you “I love you”
Every day I learn more things I love about my daughter’s particular age and stage. Sure, I also learn some things that I don’t like. But here’s the think. Parenting is my job. Every job has aspect that you just plain don’t like. Every job has days where you just want to hide or walk away. Parenting is no different. It is the hardest job I will ever have so of course the high points are higher and the low points are lower. I wouldn’t trade my job for anything. It may be the hardest job I’ve ever had but it’s also the best. Parenting littles only lasts for so long and I plan to enjoy the high points to the best of my abilities. 🙂Come party with me! Here are all the link parties I do each week.