Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Why is it so hard?

Believe me when I say I am no parenting expert.

But why in the world is this job so stinkin' hard?

It lifts you up to the highest floor only to bring you right back to ground level.

It fills your heart with so much love you think it will break only to have it pinched so it hurts.

It makes you laugh a big belly laugh only to bring a waterfall of tears from your eyes.

It makes you feel as if nothing else matters only to make you feel as if everything matters.

So why is parenting so stinkin' hard?

It's only the second week of summer and I have feel as if I have been put in blender and turned into a grape slush.

I know I signed up for this parenting gig, full force, 150%, 24/7, forever, but someone please help!

My buttons have been mashed in not pushed and the finger paint therapy is no longer working.

So what do y'all do when you feel this way, any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

PRAY!! Get out of the house, go somewhere peaceful, a girl's night out, send the kids to grandmas for a night!

It isn't easy! It is never easy! Worth it? Absolutely! Easy? No way!

And when they get older? Harder!
Not to bring you further down or anything :) I think parenting is the most difficult thing we will ever do. What works one time, does not work the next. They will talk to you sometimes about "things" other times they clam up!

I get out and clear my head, chill out and pray for wisdom!

If all that fails, I cry, cos' my boys can't stand to see me cry. Cameron is 16 and to this day, if I cry....he does too.

Hugs to you!

Lou Cinda :)

McElroy Family Happenings said...

I take the kid to the grandparents and go shopping! tee hee...

Stephanie said...

I really agree with Girl's Night. But sometimes I just don't want to talk to anybody. at all. So on those occasions, I will go to Barnes and Noble with the ipod and read People magazine, and maybe even US Weekly and just not talk at all! I even went to the pool by myself last weekend while the kids were napping. Good luck!

Soliloquy said...

Well, I would say WINE.... but when I feel that way, it's usually because I haven't had enough sleep.....

Unknown said...

I hear you friend o rama! It is seriously the hardest job in the world. Kaishon still has school so our chaos hasn't started yet, but i know it is coming....