I’m taking a little time off this week, enjoying Disney World with my two teenagers. The other day while waiting in line for a ride, I was watching Casey ad Cole as they interacted with one another. Laughing, joking, playfully poking at each other, their easy relationship was a beautiful thing to see.
And in that moment I thought, “I really like these kids.”
Now please don’t misunderstand. I love these kids more than life itself. Always have; always will. But like.. as in like to spend time with, totally dig being around, well truth be told (and you know the truth is always told around here), it wasn’t always that way.
I recall vividly the very things my friends of little ones are going through right now. Many of them are in the throes of sleepless nights, potty training, pre-K enrollment, childcare and beyond; there’s no denying, parenting little ones is labor intensive.
That’s not to say there’s no joy; there is. It’s just that sometimes you’re too damn tired to enjoy it.
Which is the point of this post. Parents of little ones, HANG ON! I wanted to give you some encouragement; soiled diapers, fighting in the back of a trashed out mini-van and more won’t last forever.
So to that end, here are a few reasons I really, REALLY like my kids and that you’ll be able to enjoy about your own too.
1. My Kids Are Funny And Smart
This photo actually looks like it could be titled, "Funny and Smart." But the fact is Casey and Cole have both of those traits. Both of them say things that routinely make me laugh and I don't mean a courtesy chuckle. And I know they're smart given that they've both surpassed the limits of my homework knowledge, much to my chagrin.