The hardest thing about being a parent is not the poopy diapers, the sleepless nights, the early mornings, the change in family functionalities, it’s not even the emotional roller coaster that comes with being a parent. No, no. The hardest thing about being a parent is growing and developing with our child, learning to accept certain changes, and being stuck in this ‘realm of want’ between the future and the past.
What I mean exactly is that we find ourselves looking at pictures of our babies in the past and wishing they were that tiny again, then the next minute we find ourselves thinking about how much we can’t wait till our beautiful little bundle of joy can sit or stand or do the next coolest thing. For many of us, that’s the hardest about being a parent, to accept these changes that happen every second of every minute of every day. It sometimes makes you feel that since having a baby everything is one big blur. Almost like a fast forwarding recording.
Wishing our baby was that teeny newborn again, then waiting in anticipation for him to be able to sit up by himself. Does that make us as parents ungrateful? Of course not. Do you sometimes feel that you are ungrateful for having these feelings? Me too. The point here is accepting the constant change of that teeny person who we love the most in the entire universe.
Of course we are absolutely greatful and 100% satisfied with our healthy little bundles of joy that grow with laughter, tears and in weight and height every single day! This post steers far away from that. However, those who read this and can empathize and identify, I’ve written this post to say I feel you! I found myself in the strange ‘realm between past and future’ today whilst holding my little baby in my arms. Everyday I find (no matter at what age he is, that I just wish I could freeze him and keep him as he is.) Then it hit me what a strange concept this was. Common yet strange… Like most of the feelings involved when you are a parent.
On that note I dedicate this post to my beautiful little baby boy who is 4 and a half months old. He’s a very healthy, beautiful, strong smart little boy and I love him with all my heart!
I’d love to see all your cute little bundles of joy! So please feel free to comment pictures below.