Whew! Parenthood is so much fun, it honestly is, but definitely comes with its own challenges. Last night had a late one with my 19 month old daughter. I’m guessing she got food poisoning, my wife thinks the flu. Either way, it was a wonderful evening of pink puke (her favorite drink is strawberry milk) and multiple diapers with significantly odorful poo.
I’m sure all of us adults have been told once in their lives that, “You won’t understand until you have kids of your own.” My, my, my how true is that? I’m reminded in various ways, when my children are sick or hurt is one, but in other situations I’m reminded as well. For example, I’m the biggest party-pooper when it comes to my son playing outside in the snow. I guess for multiple reasons:
- don’t trust our neighborhood
- don’t want him getting sick as mentioned above, and
- don’t feel like cleaning up the mess of him bringing in his wet boots and pants all over floor.
Loads of fun I am, aren’t I? Guess I need to never forget what it’s like to think like and be a kid. Relax, take a break and enjoy the days my kids want me around. Now let’s just pray my daughter doesn’t decide to hurl while she’s napping on our bed.