Even though any climber will tell you that most of the climb is treacherous, exhausting, ” – those well-meaning, nostalgic cheerleaders might be physically thrown from the mountain. I’m not suggesting that the sweet old ladies who tell me to ENJOY MYSELF be thrown from a mountain. She also had three shop-lifted clip-on neon feathers stuck in her hair. I couldn’t find Chase anywhere, and Tish was sucking the pen from the credit card machine WHILE the woman in front of me was trying to use it. And he comes home each day and talks a little bit about how hard it is.And so I just looked at the woman, smiled and said, “ I love having written. My favorite part of each day is when the kids are put to sleep (to bed) and Craig and I sink into the couch to watch some quality TV, like Celebrity Wife Swap, and congratulate each other on a job well done. Why is it that the second a mother admits that it’s hard, people feel the need to suggest that maybe she’s not doing it right? Maybe the fact that it’s so hard means she IS doing it right…in her own way…and she happens to be honest. And I don’t ever feel the need to suggest that he’s not doing it right, or that he’s negative for noticing that it’s hard, or that maybe he shouldn’t even consider taking on more responsibility.Or a job That one always stings, and I don’t think it’s quite fair. And I doubt anybody comes by his office to make sure he’s ENJOYING HIMSELF. Kairos is those magical moments in which time stands still.I doubt his boss peeks in his office and says: , so a whole diem is out of the question. I have a few of those moments each day, and I cherish them.
I think parenting young children (and old ones, I’ve heard) is a little like climbing Mount Everest.
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