Sunday, August 26, 2012

The joy kids bring… and sometimes not

So no one agrees more than me that there are endless joys of being a parent. For example…

Taking your kids to the library and letting them fill their little sponge like brains with knowledge…

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Watching your 2 year old devour a cup of blueberries and love them (because your kid being healthy without you having to force them, is AWE-SOME!)…

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Your kids’ angelic smiles, while rockin’ some extra large sunglasses on their faces….

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And your little one making you laugh by trying to wear his dad’s shorts that are just way too big…

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Yeah, those are all joys that kids bring to you as a parent. 

And these are not:

1. Your son yelling “Abra Cadabra, make my mom disappear!” while in Target, in front of lots of people.

2. Your daughter yelling “I’m bad!” and when you try and say, “No baby, you’re good.” she growls ferociously at you.  Oh yeah, she was being bad alright.

3. Telling your son you have to work on the computer right then, and he immediately turns it off while you’re in the middle of an email.

4.  Your daughter walking right in front of the shopping cart while you’re leaving the store, and then falling down, and you proceed to run the cart into her because it’s too late to stop it.  Hello crying 2 year old, and strangers who think you’re the worst mom ever.

 

The joys of parenting might be endless, but the non-joyful parts of it are plentiful for sure.  Anyone care to share a joyful or a non-joyful parenting moment? There’s nothing like unloading or sharing these precious moments, right?

5 comments:

adele said...

The joy of raising 3 healthy kids to adulthood, the miracle of grandchildren and the tragedy of being helpless in the estrangement of three very special grandkids....

Iwillnotperish said...

When I leave for work, I ask my 2 year old son for a hug and he yells, "NO!" And then right as I'm about to leave he's cries, "Huuug," with agonizing despair. But I, loaded with a backpack computer and purse, with the door open and halfway out, would like to stay where I am. But usually he has dropped to his knees like the world and I have to close the door and come back to give him a hug. But that little hug really helps since I have to go to work!

kristie said...

When your toddler is getting teeth and has a cold and will break out into screams randomly. All.Day.Long. Oh and he is transitioning to one nap...AWESOME

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

Shopping with my girls is fun and crazy at the same time. Can totally relate to the split-second bolts in front of the cart, then the scream, then the stares. Thank goodness for the happy, funny and cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

I write down the funny things my kids say, the date, their name and age, and the context and keep these little gems in a jar. So when one of the not-so-funny moments happen and I doubt my mothering skills, I go to the jar, read one of their funny sayings, and my kids crack me up all over again!! The added bonus is they love to hear these stories too and laugh and laugh!