Have you ever found yourself frustrated or irritated that you cannot balance all the tasks that come with running your family? What I mean are the tasks such as work, cleaning the home, family time, errands, and being a parent in general. I have these frustration spells that can come out of nowhere just because. This happens to me a lot due to the fact that my husband is an over the road trucker and in the Army Reserves. I have been managing work, taking care of my 2 year old, full time school online, and running a household alone until my husband is home the few times out of the month that he is. I feel like it takes a lot to complete all of these tasks no matter what type of schedule or help that you have. I then sit back many times and realize that becoming a parent is challenging and worth it at the same time. All the tantrums, screaming, and debating that you go through with your kids at any age is just apart of the job. It is up to the parent how they handle it and to what level we allow the frustration to go to.
Being a parent is something that I learn something new from everyday through everything that I see and experience. I do try to realize that since I only have one child, parenthood is still a learning experience from me. All of the experience that I had from babysitting other people’ kids when I didn’t have any, only gave me half of the preparation that I needed to become a mom. Now I know that being a parent is something that everyone has to make different accommodations for since each experience changes each time you take it on with your child. I do think about how often my child changes mentally from one moment to the next a lot. I do this because as kids get old I realize that they are never always set in their ways and their attitudes can change at a moment’s notice. Challenges are something that I will get used to as my daughter gets older, but I have learned that the key is how you mentally take them on. No one said that parent hood will be easy, but no one said that life will be perfect or as you dreamed before you had your kids either.
So do you have any experiences that you want to share regarding your parenting challenges that you face?
Please feel free to share. I am open to hear all happy, fun, and frustrated stories!!Tweet