This rollercoaster called parenthood can sure throw us to the wolves at times.
Riddle me this, though: what other situation can you think of where you witness a tiny version of you getting the courage up to point back at you and mimic whatever sound or face you may be making? Who else can simultaneously make you want to hug them, laugh at them, and pull your own hair out?
My constant state of worry and pride and stress and happiness… It’s really a wonder anyone survives the parenting games. Yet, child and parent alike usually do just fine on the rocky path we bounce along. (more…)