Parenting is…

Parenting is wondering how you got yourself into this mess then wanting to do it all over again in the same heartbeat

I was taking an important phone call.

Pebble was crying (screaming) because I wasn’t listening to her (and she wasn’t feeling well).

Rocky was crying because (as it turned out) his bottom half was swimming in poo.

I hung up the phone.

I cuddled Pebble with one hand while juggling the smelly baby with the other.

I walked past piles of dishes, baskets of washing, unopened mail and teetering toys.

I stripped the baby. He kicked fast feet in sloppy poo.

Pebble cried. Again.

I cursed it all.

Who’s idea was THIS?

Who in their right mind would make a logical decision to become a parent? 

I cursed some more.

I wiped away the poo.

I called out sweet nothings to Pebble.

I lowered my baby into the bath.

He looked into my eyes.

He beamed at me.

I beamed back.

I wondered if having more babies wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all.

This week I’m grateful for my kids. They teach me more about myself in every moment of every day than I could ever have imagined.

What are you grateful for? 

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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10 Replies to “Parenting is…”

  1. don’t you just love/hate those moments of AAARRRGGGGGHHHH!!! IT’S ALL JUST TOO MUCH! and then in the next second, its all ok again.

    try to put your feet up and enjoy a cuppa and take 10 for yourself at some stage too. xxxx

  2. Dont you love how a poo explosion can be completely forgotten with the right look or smile two seconds later. My neice did that to me when she was two months old, then after the smile she pulled a face then laughed when she pooed again no more than five mins after the first one. Lucky shes cute.
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  3. So so so so so so TRUE! Sometimes I think “that’s it, I can’t do this any more” and yet there I am, doing it and doing it and doing it. And happy with it. x
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  4. Haha, this makes me laugh. SO SO true. On this trip I’ve had lots of moments like that where I’ve just been so overwhelmed with Lior being ratty or crying for no reason, and then he snuggles into me and gives me a smile and I just know why I do this!
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