I’ve been biting off and chewing A LOT of words since becoming a parent. As a non-parent, I talked soooo much crap about what I would neeeeeever do.
-I would never feed my child fast food.
-I would never let my kid play in dirt.
-I would never take a kid under 5 to Disney World.
First time parents put sooooo much stress on themselves. Between what doctors say, what their parents say, what scientific research says and what snotty women at playgroups say, it ends up being A LOT of unnecessary stress.
We’re so focused on trying to do the right thing and not do the wrong thing that we forget to live. We forget that these moments are precious and that the dumb little details aren’t important.
We forget that our children are only little for so long. And that they don’t know what PERFECT or IDEAL is. It’s the little things that matter to them. Like spinning in a teapot.
Tiny humans are incredible because they can make you see this when you forget. When you’re hustling and bustling and stressed out over getting somewhere on time or when you can’t locate your keys, their innocence and their sheer awe of the world has a way of making you feel like a kid again.
Especially when you spot Mickey Mouse.
Children are incredible. Germy, loud and exhausting, yes but wondrous and spectacular? DEFINITELY!