The other day a friend on Facebook posted a link to this amazing article “Don’t Carpe Diem”.
I swear it’s like the writer is inside my head.
Every time someone looks at my children and says “It goes by so fast. Make every moment count,” I say “I know” and nod my head sweetly.
What I really want to say is “Promise? Because this is HARD! And sometimes it feels like there’s no end in site.”
But, of course, I don’t. And then I feel guilty for thinking that.
Loved this part of the article…
“My point is this. I used to worry that not only was I failing to do a good enough job at parenting, but that I wasn’t enjoying it enough. Double failure. I felt guilty because I wasn’t in parental ecstasy every hour of every day and I wasn’t MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MOMENT like the mamas in the parenting magazines seemed to be doing. I felt guilty because honestly, I was tired and cranky and ready for the day to be over quite often. And because I knew that one day, I’d wake up and the kids would be gone, and I’d be the old lady in the grocery store with my hand over my heart. Would I be able to say I enjoyed every moment? No.”
Go read the whole thing. Glennon Melton’s article hits the nail on the head.
At least for this mama.