Friday, June 16, 2006

Parenting Is Fun!!!

Slate's, Emily Yoffe wants us all to remember that parenting may be a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun too.

In our society parents do a wonderful job of portraying the difficulties of having children: the financial burdens, the time drain, the guilt, the exhaustion. But we do a lousy job of getting across something else about parenthood: It's fun! When you are experiencing parenthood from the inside, there is an overwhelming pleasure in the funny, fascinating things your children do. When my daughter was 2, she put her arms around me as I was kissing her goodnight and said to me, "Mommy, you're a wonderful husband." That was better than any of the movies I hadn't been to since she was born.
A great read and an excellent reminder.

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