This thing called parenting. Whew can be challenging work at times. I feel like from time to time it is a big challenge. Being a parent, you must always be alert and aware of anything and or anyone around your kids. You have to have those eyes and ears wide open. As a parent you are first a safeguard, a protector loving and caring. Second a provider yes kids are not cheap lol. You have to be a protector and be able to take care of and give your kids the necessities needed in life. Third, you are a teacher as they get older it is the parent’s job to teach their kids the rights and wrongs of the world. Teach them to be respectful, smart. It is the parent’s job to help their child with education needs. Keeping them learning new things, keep them engaged. Fourth the parent is a therapist hearing and seeing what our kids go through it is up to us the parents to steer them in the right direction. Give them loving and encouraging words of wisdom, letting them know you love them. Kids have to know that they can come to their parents with any problem and feel comfortable that the parent will be there and help. Fifth you are a chef and a housekeeper lol. Feeding them and supplying food and clothing and of course from time to time the toys and extra things that they need. Also supplying a way to pay for everything including education. Cleaning up after them until they can for themself and sometimes you still will be doing it as life goes on. Sixth you are somewhat of a punching bag; I don’t mean physical beating or anything violent. I mean that the parent takes on all problems and have no choice but to. Dealing with our kids’ attitudes and sometimes behavioral problems. It is up to us to help our children along the way and sometimes that means we the parents are the bad guys. Kids often feel we are too strict or needy but of course, we want nothing but the best for them. Especially those teenage years. Lol, demanding work I tell you. My son is in sixth grade and his thing is the class clown phase which is challenging because it gets him in trouble. Like I have said above parents are all six things plus more. Most important job, I think.
It can be hard from day to day. As a parent sometimes there is no downtime, time for us with working, cooking, cleaning, and making sure the kids are good we are tapped out. Even with the challenges, the troubled times it is something that I will not change. I feel like becoming a parent has changed me for the good. It is hard because they are of course my first concern, and I cannot easily make decisions like I use to. It puts you on high guard. Parenting keeps you on your toes and with your kids being upfront and honest with you it can be kind of chaotic, yeah sometimes they think they are grown lol. Still will not change it. Parenting is a job that is never-ending.
To all parents out there stay strong no matter what. Hold on to those precious moments and memories, try your hardest to always talk to your kids, and understand how they are feeling, what they are going through. Parents often want to shelter their kids keep them close by not sharing with them the ways of the world. I feel as kids grow it is important for parents to be honest with them, teach them well. This thing called parenting is sometimes easy and sometimes hard. Shout out again to the parents keep your head up and be strong during those challenging times. Our kids are sometimes all we have and vice versa.
My feelings tonight just staring at my kids thinking they are growing too fast lol. I love every minute of it. Thankful and grateful. How do you feel about Parenting? Do you like kids? Do you feel it is a challenge raising kids?
Blessings and Love!
Thank you for reading.