This week has been a challenging one, you guys. Not for any particular reason other than the fact that parenting is just so damn hard sometimes. Being a parent means that sometimes you will give all of your effort, love, commitment, dedication and courage, only to have it thrown back in your face by the very children that you hold so dear. That’s not to say that there aren’t beautiful, blissful moments filled with laughter and love, because those moments are there (and they are there a lot; no cause for alarm folks!). But the rough patches that we all go through with our kids is so incredibly challenging.
There is an emotional battle between our overwhelming love for our kids, and our need to guide and protect them, instill morals and values, and uphold the rules of the household, while our lovely darlings resist and challenge us every step of the way.
Parenting is as difficult as it is rewarding, as challenging as it is fun. It is confusing, unpredictable, incredible and bizarre. And sometimes it is just raw.