Oh, the pressure of being a parent. Raise your hand if you can relate! I’m certainly feeling it. There’s something about this age my kids are at, where they are soaking up every little detail, learning, repeating, imagining, and creating… Are we doing enough? Are we helping them grow into the people we hope they’ll be? Or are we missing opportunities when we’re dead tired, don’t feel like cooking, letting them watch cartoons for three hours straight? Minute Maid® knows what we’re going through, and they’re sponsoring today’s post on parenting with this message: Moms and Dads, you’re doin’ good.
Actually these days it feels like Kevin has more patience for our kids than I do. Maybe it’s because we’re coming up on Father’s Day, and it’s on my mind more lately, but I’m noticing he has reserves of patience that I don’t always have. He plays longer than I do with the kids, most of the time, and has a lot of fun ideas to keep them entertained. And he’s quick to laugh, and live in the moment.
See, I struggle a lot when I get up to a picture that looks something like this:
Yesterday’s mess on the floor. Kids taking a lazy morning. But Kevin will take a morning like this, and say, “let’s make waffles!” He’s so easygoing. But I know, he struggles too, wondering if he’s doing enough, or doing the right things.
I think it’s just part of parenting – that self doubt, sometimes. There’s so much to juggle, it’s like you can’t get all the balls in the air at the same time. But what our kids will remember is not the messy living room, or us sneaking naps while cartoons are on. They will remember the waffle mornings and the times that we were having fun. They’ll remember the holidays.
They’ll remember the times they got to stay up late.
And they’ll remember the little things.
Because we’re probably doing better than we think.
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