The crying, the tantrums, the sassy-ness, the accidents, the mess, the constant touching and needing to sit right on top of you, always needing someone to play with, needing something as soon as you sit down, it’s an on going thing with kids. Just when you think your going to be able to relax for 5 minutes something else comes up. Your a parent, that’s what happens!
It doesn’t really end, until they are out on their own and finally doing things for themselves. But then the constant worrying you have for them, constantly wondering if they are safe, if what they do next is a good idea, if they understand the consequences to the decision they just made, always second guessing yourself wondering if you raised them “properly”.
All you want to do is protect them, and you look back on the days where said you can’t wait until they are independent and can do things on their own so you could just relax and have some time to yourself. but now your regretting it because you can’t protect them anymore like you used to be able to, nor do they want you to, they are becoming the independent people you wanted them to become.
Having children is the most amazing thing in the world, watching them grow into beautiful people is the most rewarding thing ever, don’t take it for granted because it goes by fast, I am tired and that’s ok it’s normal! It’s the amazing part of being a parent and I wouldn’t change it for anything because I know the day they don’t need me to help them get a drink or a snack, or the day they don’t need me to tuck them in for bedtime, or the day they don’t need/want me to drive them somewhere because they have their licence and just want to hangout with their friends, I will cry, it will break my heart but in a good way, because it will show me I’ve done a good job it will show me that even tho I’m sad my kids are growing up I’m excited for them to experience life independently, and they will know that no matter what life throws at them, their dad and I will ALWAYS be there for them because as a parent that’s what you do.