Sometimes parenting is standing in a bathroom, shower running, steam billowing, while your coughing six-month old sleeps on your chest.
Sometimes parenting is losing your temper at your three year old because she keeps poking her brother in the face when she should be brushing her teeth.
Sometimes parenting is a humbling realization that your five year old is years ahead of her age in how she perceives and feels the world.
Sometimes parenting is mourning the loss of what could have been and choosing gratitude for what is. This week is Easter Break and the sisters have VBS each morning. Hunter was looking forward to a week of “Mommy & Hunter” time with big dreams of quiet, focused, one-on-one connections.
Three days ago, Jackson started coughing.
It’s a deep, chesty cough that keeps him from napping, changes his happy-go-lucky disposition to whiny and needy, and requires most of my attention.
Sometimes parenting is apologizing, hugging, crying, and making new plans.