Monday, July 23, 2012

when you're a parent


When you're a parent, things change.  Your sleep pattern changes, your standard of clothing cleanliness decreases, your idea of a what makes a wild & crazy night suddenly becomes a whole lot less wild & crazy, and your special day becomes less about you and more about a smaller, cuter, someone else.  To the point that you rarely get to open your own presents {which may or may not be wrapped in leftover baby-shower gift bags that just keep on giving} and may actually find yourself having to open your present in the bathroom because mid-present-opening someone has to poop.

But the biggest change of all, is that you don't mind any of it one bit, and even if you had the choice, you'd never go back to the way things were before.  Not even for a million presents you could open all by yourself in a pleasing, aromatic environment.

7 comments:

  1. i loved reading this.
    i'm not a parent yet but this makes me look forward to it.

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  2. wow!!!
    these are lovely words!

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  3. You have spoken genuine words of wisdom. My life would have no meaning without my 3 years old son.

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  4. I love your blog! So well decorated and with wise posts. The picture of your little man and your hubs is so sweet. :) Glad to read your inspirational words about motherhood, keep up the good work! It's nice to hear that all the hard work of child-rearing is worth it.

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  5. Love that picture and this post!! It's so true...things that you wouldn't have imagine before being a parent just happen and you don't skip a beat! :)

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  6. parenting is the number one way to learn self sacrificial love....;)

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