Wow this post couldn’t come at a better time! I am still new to this whole motherhood thing. I was so excited about the idea of being a mom, while at the same time scared shitless. Now that I am a mom of a toddler, I feel like I have a little better handle on this new “job”, I will admit, I wasn’t the best “baby mom”. It was a hard period in my life, but you need those moments to appreciate the now. And not to be cliché, but it is the hardest (but also most rewarding) “bleepin” job I’ve ever ever had.
My mom gave me great advice, “You will ALWAYS love your kids, but you may not ALWAYS like them.” When I am having a rough day I remember this, I give Gwen a hug, and remind myself that she is a kid, being a kid, not out to make my life a living hell – ha ha (well maybe just sometimes).
It is crazy though that with this new job comes new self-doubts. I find myself constantly over-analyzing my job as a mom, a parent.
Recently I had two people tell me “oh she must be a handful”, after JUST meeting my daughter. Ugh those words have stuck with me. To me those words have a negative connotation, like she is a “bad girl”. She is FAR from. I love my Gwen, I am proud of the loving and silly girl she is growing to become. She is spirited, high-energy, and rambunctious – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
So when I read this article about parenting, it helped me wipe that stupid comment from my mind. I swear I won’t think about it or let it have me doubt the job I am doing as a parent.