Being a parent: what it’s not about (part 1)

Being a parent isn’t a bed of roses, constant cuddling or endless chocolate kisses. It isn’t about stillness and harmony. Neither is it about staying up and waking up late.

Being a parent isn’t an indulgence or lack of self-control. It isn’t about ignorance, lightheartedness or disrespect. Neither is it about a warm fluffy gladness or sparkling energy.

Being a parent isn’t a war or even a battlefield. It isn’t about denial, hesitation or weakness. Neither is it about keeping or letting go.

Being a parent isn’t painless.

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