Comparatively speaking, I’m barely off the starting line of parenthood. I’m watching a few of my friends lap me as their children become adults, but for the most part, my friends and I are caught in the constant hustle of just trying to keep up with these little ones. The days seem like a blur, and time doesn’t really seem to announce his appearance until another big milestone in under our belts. In such a short time I’ve managed to learn a lot, but three things stick out the most today:
1. My kids have taught me to forget perfection.
They’re not perfect. I’m not perfect. Nothing is ever going to be perfect. I’m content in being content with us as we are, and letting that contentment fill me for a bit.
2. Patience changes everything.
Yup; not one of my strong suits, but I’m learning that patience—REALLY PRACTICING PATIENCE—changes virtually everything. I’m still far from good at being patient, but they give me the challenge to try to be every day.
3. Love is unconditional
I’ll freely admit I fuck up from time to time. I think they know this, and they still love me. Sometimes they fall short of my expectations, and while its been difficult to teach them about this, it hasn’t been difficult in the least to let them know that I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS love them.
Onward with the race! I’m sure as we round these next few laps they will continue to teach me more. What things have you learned from your sweet babes?
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