Being a parent is… interesting. Some days its just as you always dreamed it would be; the days that are filled with sunshine and happiness; smiles; hugs; and a warm, fuzzy feeling. Those days where you just can’t get enough of your perfect little angels are amazing and magical; but there are other days, less perfect days, that come with parenting too.
There are days where nothing seems to go right, days where every decision results in screaming fits and tears, where no matter what you do or try you just can’t seem to win. These days are the ones that really test you. Every parent has them sometimes, some parents have them more than others.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of these days. Everett is getting to the stage where he’s begun testing us, trying to figure out what he can get away with, which often results in tantrums because we won’t let him play with the scissors or eat crayons, and Emelia is at the age where she thinks she can do everything herself. She’s becoming her own person which is great and incredible but it also leads to its own breakdowns sometimes.
These days are hard. They push me to my limits and there have been times where I’ve contemplated running away because all of the screaming and fighting just drains you, physically and emotionally. But even though these days can be beyond tough, there are still moments that make it all okay. There are moments, in between the yelling and the arguing, that you get to catch a glimpse of those perfect little angels you know and love. When you’re having a bad day, or even a string of bad days, these are the moments that you need to cling to, because even on the bad days, they’re still your kids, they still love you and you still love them.
Don’t let the bad days get the best of you, don’t give up, don’t run away, because you might miss out on those moments that make it all better.