Yesterday morning, after I dropped my son off at school (which was after I dropped my daughter off at daycare), another parent asked me, “Is it just me or do you feel like it never stops?” He seemed genuinely surprised when I agreed completely.
You get up in the morning and wrangle the kids through getting dressed, fed, brushed, and off to school. At the end of the day, you wrangle them home again, while juggling cooking, cleaning, laundry, lunches, bedtime, toothbrushing, bathing, and somewhere in there is playtime. Did I mention sports, music lessons, playdates, or grocery shopping yet?
I have to admit, I was surprised that he was surprised. Maybe that’s a benefit of having a community of bloggers. You know you’re not alone in this crazy, chaotic, parenting journey. You know that most (not all, but most) of the challenges occur in phases and that when your kid’s phase seems unbearable, it will end – sure you’ll get a new one, but sometimes change is as good as a rest.
And you also know that in between the crazy, there is also crazy good! Thank goodness, or we’d all stop procreating and then who would pay taxes for our retirement social services…