We all have things we like and things we dislike. We have them as children and as we become adults, our likes and dislikes may change. Now for me I still hate doing housework.
Then when we become parents, those likes and dislikes may change again. Not that we don’t still like and dislike the things from before, (yes, I still hate housework, even after kids) but we now now have a list of things we like and dislike about parenting.
Now, housework doesn’t come around just when you are a parent, so that isn’t what I dislike the most about parenting. If I had to pick one thing that I dislike most about parenting it would have to be the lack of sleep.
I mean right from the start my daughter had me up all hours of the night. I would always get the comments that I should sleep while I was pregnant because I wouldn’t be able to sleep once the baby got here. The thing is, even when I was pregnant she didn’t let me sleep because she would dance on my bladder.
Then she was born at almost 2 AM, so really from the start she has been my little night owl. We had a hard time getting her to sleep through the night as well.
Even now though, she sleeps through the night but she is up early in the morning, and I am not a morning person. I would be happy if I could sleep in until noon, but not with my daughter around who is up between 7 and 8 AM.
While the lack of sleep is my least favorite thing about parenting, I have to say my favorite thing about parenting is getting to see my daughters smile in the morning. She is such a morning person and has never woke up crying, she always wakes up babbling and with a huge smile on her face.
Getting to see her in the morning makes waking up early every morning worth it. I love watching her grow and learn every day. Every morning that she wakes up reminds me that she will grow up so fast and I need to take advantage of being able to watch her grow up.
I also think about what she will be like as a teenager and think that I should enjoy her waking up with a smile, because that may not always happen!
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about parenting?
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