Comment on Parenting is Hard and I Don’t Like It by Norah Colvin.
This is so true. I’ve often said parenting is the most difficult job there is, and perhaps the only one without a manual. Or too many manuals with everyone telling you that you should this or that or something different. It is impossible to do everything right, and no matter how hard you try, your kids will always blame you for something you have done to create their foibles and failings. There were many times I wanted a break – just to be me, not just somebody’s mother.
Having said all that, and agreeing with you about the difficulties, I love being a parent, and a grandparent. The hardest job, the worst job, but, for me, also the best. My children are the best things in my life and I could not imagine life without them. They are the ones who give me the unconditional love I never received as a child. They are the ones who affirm my existence. Without them there would be nothing to make being me worthwhile.
Congratulate yourself on a great job you do as a parent. Feelings are real. We need to be able to share, express, and accept that, even if we don’t all feel exactly the same way, parenting is a very difficult job.
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