A Parent Is Only As Good As Their Dumbest Kid

i’ve said it it another post but there’s nothing quite like the instant bond parents have with one another. it’s the best and worst of almost every emotion. i can sometimes describe parenting in sort of a vague inarticulate way but i think the following folks capture it really well:

  • “It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  • “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” ~ Bill Cosby
  • “The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” ~ Bill Cosby

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Sparks Of Love Evolve To Sparks Of Arguments.

you meet someone and there’s that *spark,* date for a few years, go through hellish wedding planning (seating charts were my enemy), live in bliss for a couple years, get pregnant, and think that you’ve made it as a couple. oh honey, let me slap you into reality.  the true test of marriage begins the moment your baby comes into your life because it’s about to take a crash course in endurance, patience, compromise and understanding.

the first few weeks after coming home from the hospital with your newborn is a complete blur – you’re brimming with feelings you’ve never felt before (the highest of highs and sometimes the lowest of lows), guests around the clock, feedings, changings, painful recovery – it’s all so new and novel.  but once the shine wears off and you’ve settled into a routine, it’s just the baby, you and your spouse … except things aren’t the same. Continue reading