Being a parent is not a joke. Often the responsibilities and duties attached to it make it a very exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming role to play. For this very reason, a lot of us see parenting as one complex job that needs to be taken seriously. Although this notion is not entirely wrong, this way of thinking often takes away from the priceless happiness of raising kids.
Sometimes we becomes so engrossed with the complexity of the tasks we need to fulfill, that we miss the simple pleasures of being a parent. A great deal of our time and attention is spent on finding the right parenting style, applying the best parenting practices and adopting the perfect parenting principles that we end up neglecting the priceless joys that only parents have the chance of enjoying.
A post entitled, Finding the Simple Joys gave me this beautiful wake up call this morning–to stop focusing too much on the “big and complex” things and appreciate the simple joys of parenting.