Parenting is a “Big” Thing

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Parenting. Being a parent. This is a job so big; so all-encompassing, that if we stop and think about it–we can easily become overwhelmed!

Or, just waking up with 25 child-related things that IMMEDIATELY need your attention can be overwhelming as well.

Yep.

I don’t know about you, but when my IMMEDIATE To Do List continues to grow before I have a chance to get dressed, I start to become anxious. And when I start to become anxious, my cushion between Nice Mom and blowing a fuse becomes smaller and smaller. And when I don’t have a cushion between Nice Mom and Crazy Person–Crazy Person wins!

When Crazy Person emerges, I then feel really lousy. I feel lousy, because I know I am not really a Crazy Person. I am actually a nice person. I just have a vision in my head about what I want my day to look like, and my actual reality is not matching the picture in my head.

And then I feel Alone. I feel Alone because I think I am the only mom that cannot match the picture in my head with reality. And feeling Alone makes me feel Sad.

I feel Sad because I am the only Lousy Feeling Crazy Person Alone in this world who knows what my IMMEDIATE To Do list is and while I really want to actually get my To Do list done, I CAN’T!

So now I am Incompetent.

And I haven’t even had my second cup of coffee. *sigh*

Let’s just stop here. Fortunately, most of my days are NOT like this. (Or at least to this extent….)

But the point is: Parenting is a “Big” Thing. And it’s not a glamorous thing. And it is not an immediately gratifying thing.

But,

it is the most AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, MARVELOUS, AWE-INSPIRING, ENLIGHTENING, INTANGIBLING REWARDING EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE ON THIS EARTH!

 Preschool: What Is It, Anyway? It’s learning to live with (and love)  the ups and downs of parenting a preschooler!

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