The Duality of Raising Children
This was a great article about how raising kids is the best and the worst time of our lives. It's hard, dirty, never ending work that constantly asks you to put yourself second (or third or fourth). It's also an amazing experience to see growth and change. To feel unconditional love. To share all of the most intimate parts of our selves with someone who will carry it with them into the next generation.
Do you think this is the best time of your life?
But even though there is so much awe and wonder and joy in this stage of life... it's VERY hard. It's hard to remember that I will someday miss a sassy Audrey sitting on the steps rolling her eyes at me because I put her in timeout. It's hard to remember that someday Mason won't whine at me constantly. It's hard to remember that someday Hayden will not only walk, she'll walk away from me. To steal a quote from literature.... it was the best of times, it was the worst of times ;)