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Parenthood – The Best Thing Ever!

Parenting is such a beautiful thing.  It gives you purpose and a reason to smile daily.  I so love being a mother!

Ok, STOP! STOP! STOP THE MADNESS!  You thought this blog post was going to get you all in the feels, didn’t you!  Not today people!

Parenting is hard!  Anyone who says different gets the serious side eye.

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We have to be responsible, trustworthy, honest, caring…yeah y’all get my point.  Some days we have to pull from places within ourselves that we never knew existed.  This parenting thing is overrated.

Nope, today is one of those days where I want to run away to my younger, childless self.  The self that didn’t have to be responsible, wake up early, or schedule “me” time.  Today, I feel like screaming and throwing my self on the floor, and having a full on mommy temper tantrum!  Why, you ask?  Because I am tired.  I’m frustrated.  I’m being pulled in 13 different directions.  I’m overwhelmed!  This parenting thing isn’t glamorous.  In fact I don’t know when it ever has come close!

I know what you all are thinking.  “Oh snap, Asiyah is losing it!  She’s about to break!  Someone call her husband, STAT!”

Don’t worry my friends.  I’m not about to lose it all.  I just wanted to take a moment to shed some light on the days when things aren’t going your way.  Days when our mood and facial expressions say stay away, but people keep coming for you.  Many parenting books (I’ve read a few and then I learned to burn them, they’re more useful that way) claim that they have the secret to being a perfect parent and raising the perfect children.  GTHOH!  There’s no such thing!  But your girl Asiyah has your back and is here to keep it real with ya!

It’s ok to feel however you feel.  You don’t need your feelings validated by some book or your spouse, or any other family member for that matter.  Parenting is a chore.  One that often yields great results, but one that can also make you wonder if you need your head checked out.  My point here, is to roll  with the punches.  Some are going to be below the belt and will have you staggering like the loser in the last boxing match you watched, but you will recover and come back stronger than ever in your next parenting match.

Take a breather, drink some tea, grab a few moments of me time.  Pray, meditate, make a Fro-Yo run, do whatever you need to so that you can find a good balance again and continue on your mission as a parent.

That’s all I’ve got for now.  I’m still feeling salty today. So…

I’m going to grab a king size Snicker’s Bar to get my mind right!  I’ll see you all on the next go round.

 

The life and times of one Black mama who conquered the world through adoption. This is my story.

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