Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Joy of Parenting
So lately I have realized that as a child I never pictured myself getting married at 19 and then to have a baby at 21. I had plans and dreams. I wanted to become an accomplished cosmetologist; I wanted to work on a movie set, own my own salon, and have a steady clientele. The last thing I wanted at 21 years old was a kid....actually i never dreamed of having kids and raising them.. I thought that was actually torture. It is interesting listening to clients that come into Sport Clips..(the majority of them being men)..they say the things I used to. Kids are....too much money, too much time, annoying and too much work. Or I get the... I am too selfish or I am just not cut out to be a parent or dogs are so much easier than having kids.
I have a message to anyone who feels or who has ever felt this way about being a parent. Parenting is HARD WORK! but the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. It is the most amazing thing to be able to look at your child and see yourself in him or her. My son is a lot like me; the good qualities and the bad, but he has taught me about life and also about what is most important. He has taught me to love and also how to be loved. He has taught me the importance of a FAMILY! Families are eternal and they are always here for you and will be by your side through thick and thin. He reminds me to laugh when I am really stressed out, he reminds me that sometimes it is ok to cry about things even if they are not-a-big deal, he reminds me about the little things in life that make me happy and that sometimes in life you just need to turn the music up and dance. Here is a list about some of my favorite things my son does:
He gets so happy to see me when I come home from work.
He loves listening to country music with his mom.
He loves being outdoors
He loves water (pool and the bath)
He loves Food
He loves kisses on his cheeks
He is best friends with Tigger, Mr. Octopus and Mr. Spider
He loves to be apart of things and always wants to know what is going on
He loves to be held.
He looks like his mommy.
He is so inquisitive
He is good at grabbing things
He is so strong!
All in all...I LOVE BEING A PARENT TO THE MOST ADORABLE LITTLE BOY NAMED BENTLEY.