My wife and I are very proud to be parents of a lovely bouncing baby boy.
Most parents we know love to tell stories of how wonderful being a parent is and how much they miss being a parent of a young child.
What they often neglect to mention is just how tough it can be.
We have all heard that becoming a parent changes everything but most of us are surprised just how much of a change it really is.
And parents who have gone through it all tend to forget all the tough times and simply remember the good.
For us, the big change is that of time.
We used to watch a few movies a week, now we’re lucky to squeeze in one.
Dinner used to take 20 minutes, now it takes an hour.
Before we could sleep in, now we get hit in the face if we do.
When we were sick we could rest up, now it’s all go-go-go.
Having a child is no walk in the park. Raising a child requires a sizable investment of time, money and energy.
And in the process our lives get turned upside-down and inside-out.
There are times when we feel under-appreciated, tired, frustrated, sad, stress and maybe even despair.
But, as I think most parents would agree, it’s all worth it.