Thursday, June 2, 2011

Worth It

Parenting is hard. I don't know how it will be in the future, but parenting small children is exhausting. Right now I feel... tired. They need lots of things. Some things that only I can give. It's hard work.

But...the rewards of it rock. I have never done anything, and probably never will, as cool as bringing people into the world. Nothing I have ever done, or dream of someday doing, is as wonderful as being Nola and Violet's mom. (Aside from being Ryan's wife. That was the best decision I ever made, and it just keeps getting better.)

Somedays I have to remind myself how awesome the rewards are. Really. Seriously. I have to stop, breathe, and think of the happiness.

Like chubby cheeks.

And back-lit, crazy hair running around my backyard.


  1. And tiny jeans to fold?

    I say, it's harder when they're little, especially when there's more than one of them. I remember the kind of tired you're talking about, but I haven't felt it because of parenting in a really long time. In fact, I only remember that parenting two little ones is rather difficult because I wrote it in my journal at the time. In my memory it was all blanket-capes and snuggly babies and sharing nap time and watching Fox and the Hound.

  2. Exhausting, yes. But I'm like Serenity, I remember that being true, but I can't feel it anymore. I only feel the happy parts now. Ahhhhh.

  3. I'm so with ya on this one today! As much as I long for the day when I can barely remember the exhaustion of parenting little ones, I'm joining you in celebrating the chubby cheeks. They just grow up too fast not to do so!

  4. Someone told me once that young moms should call each other up on hard days and say, "Remind me why it's great to be a mom. No, seriously. I want to hear your reasons." Because, yeah. Sometimes you're just tired (or impatient, or whatever).
    Good thing there's a whole lot of great stuff about being a mommy!