Originally posted by Great Big Stees We are dealt what we are dealt and can't take responsibility for, or fret over, what we have no "power" over. What's that saying? "You can choose your friends but not your family."
Even though you love your children, you may not always like them.
26 Feb '14
14 Mar '14 20:06>
Originally posted by lolof Even though you love your children, you may not always like them.
you don't set out to be your kids best mates be parents
Originally posted by Tabitha Marshall My mother had 9 children, lost her first baby Axel when he was 9 mths old. Then she had 2 boys followed by 6 girls. She used to say that being a mother is suffering in paradise.
I find that a very beautiful and simple way to describe a fact. 🙂
There's a book out called "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" by Jennifer Senior
"Parents will nod in recognition as Senior writes about the impairment caused by sleep deprivation in the early days; the stress of near-constant noncompliance in the toddler years; the frenetic schedules of school-age children; and the marriage-straining struggles of the teenage years."