Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parenting isn't for cowards


We can’t avoid that parenting hurts.  We can’t avoid that parenting is tiring.  We can’t avoid that parenting is hard work and time-consuming and mentally exhausting.

We can’t avoid these realities, but we signed up for this.
And we are not cowards.
We accept the challenge.

11 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Well said Ron.
Excellent P post.

Yvonne.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I almost wrote about parenting today so well done. Man, you're write about the challenge thing, though. It's crazy hard. Hardest thing ever. Harder even than my day-old homemade bread. And that's hard. Like croutons-hard. Blech.

Lucy Adams said...

Parenting is the hardest thing I've ever done. And every time I think I have it mastered, one of my children corrects me.

Lucy

Roberta said...

I used to think that parenting was the hardest thing I've ever done...right up until the time I had to bury my only daughter. Now THAT was the hardest thing I've ever done. Giving birth, putting up with diapers, school, teenager-hood, creepy boyfriends, undesirable friends, putting them in college, military, watching them get married...that's all a piece of cake! ENJOY IT! Thanks for stopping by my blog! A-Z

Trisha said...

I'm not a parent, so I don't know what it's like. I do know that I admire all good parents!

J. Burroughs said...

Before having a child of my own, I said I wasn't too worried about pregnancy, nor worried about the actual care and raising of the child after birth, but labor and delivery terrified me. My pregnancy was pretty good and labor and delivery, while long and hard, was off-set by good drugs and the fact that the memory does fade with time. However, not worrying about raising a child - ha! That is definitely HARD!

Petra said...

Parenting, an almost impossible job, keeps us on our knees and humble. God always knows what He is doing, doesn't He?

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