Did I Sign Up For All Of This?

In my last post Sleeping Mom commented, “sometimes I wonder did I sign up for all of this.”  Of course, that was specifically about temper tantrums.  It got me thinking though.

Before I had kids I know that I didn’t think about some of the challenges that I am facing.   I’m not even talking about the ADHD and Autism Spectrum stuff.  I’m thinking specifically school and girls.

As a teacher I expected my kids to excel at school.  I mean, why wouldn’t they?  OK, the ADHD, Autism thing… still I think my children are brilliant. 🙂  And they are, except they won’t turn in their assignments.  I’m not saying won’t do them. They just don’t turn them in….AAARGHH!

Then there is the girl thing.  When my 15-year-old got his heartbroken, it broke mine.  I wanted to smack the little girl who did it.  Now, I actually like her, but she hurt my baby.  I’m going to have a hard time when he actually MARRIES one.

The things I know that I didn’t intentionally sign on for:

  • obsessions…toddlers/Blues Clues and Thomas….teenagers/screamo music and video games
  • hour-long showers
  • holes in the wall, that no one can explain
  • 92 loads of laundry a week

and probably the most important thing that I didn’t sign up for was that grow up in the blink of a second.

 

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2 thoughts on “Did I Sign Up For All Of This?

  1. Yes, you did. 🙂 I think one of the great beauties of being a parent is that the experience you get is so much richer, greater, life-affirming, and interesting than you could have mapped out yourself.

    Personally I’m just glad that no one recorded my BS rants about, “If I *ever* become a mom, my child will *never*…” I swear half the stuff I deal with are things I was *certain* I wouldn’t because, get this, I was going to be a *good* mom. LOL!

    Parenting is a noble, humbling, terrific experience. Have a happy Saturday.

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