As A Parent, Do You Ever . . .

……Wish for a day without kids ALL day long, only to have it and then want your kids right back with you after an hour of them being away from you??

…..Wish your kids would be quieter, only to have them become totally quiet and then worry that something is wrong with them when they are??

…….Wish that they wouldn’t climb all over you or try to cuddle on every little ounce of you that is left for them to squeeze up next too (I have three kids, a puppy, and a loving husband, and THEY all have to find a way to physically touch me during cuddle time), only to wonder if you smell like a skunk when they don’t do it??

……..Wish you could watch more adult related movies without worrying about what is being shown/said, only to find you enjoy the family/kid related movies far more than the adult movies that are currently on the market?

…….Wish you had more money to spend on yourself, only to realize that the smiles and sounds of enjoyment that you gain from your kids getting something they wanted far outweighs anything you could have done/bought for yourself??

………Wish you had more time to work on more productive things rather than chasing after kids and keeping them entertained all day long, only to find that those things didn’t make you nearly as happy as being able to say you were a part of your kids memories that they made from that day?

….Wish your house stayed in order and clean for longer than two hours after you spend all day detail cleaning it, only to find that after the kids were let loose to create their normal messes that you like your home so much better lived in verses clean and tidy??

….Wish you could cook or do anything without having a kid wanting to help, give their two cents about it, or so many other things that kids do, only to be grateful you have them in your life??

Since the incident at Newtown, CT happened these are the things I’ve been thinking about a lot. My kids drive me up the wall and back quite often because all of them are extra hipper and loud and at times unruly. My oldest is full of attitude like crazy, and my youngest son is starting to gain that attitude too.

My kids are my life in so many ways because I literally am not out working in my dream job because I have them. I also choose to home school them because of the lack of education that I feel they’ll get if I send them somewhere else to get it. Yes, I am scared to death of situations like Newtown happening if I were to send them to a public school.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get over the feelings I have since the Newtown situation happened. I have been living with the fear of what our world has become for some time now, but the Newtown situation made it extremely enhanced. There is very little regard for compassion for others left anymore. Love has flown the coup all together it feels like.

Our world has become overly selfish in their thoughts, actions, and everything else. The vast majority of people only want to do something when they gain something in return. There is very little regard placed on how our actions affect those around us in our society. The whole concept of “team” has definitely become a forgotten art.

I do hope that in 2013 that people will start to make some of those changes and make our world what it could be. We should spend more time loving others and less time focusing on our own needs and wants. That will make a HUGE difference in our society.

What are your thoughts??




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “As A Parent, Do You Ever . . .”

  1. As a mother of three, I have definitely wished for most of these things. I also completely agree with your statement about the need for those in our world to spend more time loving others, rather than themselves. Showing love to others is something I have been working extra hard on in the latter part of 2012 and will be continuing to fulfill this greatest commandment in 2013 and beyond!

  2. Wow, excellent post hunny. Yes we all have our moments with our children where we wish they woud just et us get done what we feel HAS to be done, swept floors, clean dishes, dusting, paperwork, etc….. Those things never end. But children do grow in the blink of an eye and enjoying them while they’re little and still want your attention and then pushing them for their attention when they’re older is absolute key. I too hope that people can bring the love back to the world, but in honesty I know it has become a loss cause to so many….


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