This week’s Lego Jar has me reflecting on the depths of parenting. Parenting is like graduate school. If you have more than one kid, then it is like having a heavy class load. There are things you learn in the daily grind and there are things that feel like busy work. The only difference is that while both cost a lot of money, one will get you a degree while the other will give you a degree of insanity. I will let you decide which one provides which blessing.
Parenting brings blessings, joys, sorrows and sacrifice. But when I come home and they all come running, it really makes no difference. I like to sleep just like you do. I even enjoy adult conversation. It is just that right now I am in the parenting classroom learning about who I am and how that relates to several other young lives.
Parents: Take time to appreciate your children today. They might be a handful, but they are your handful. Enjoy! I know that the time invested now will pay off in the future.
Children: Appreciate your parents. They might be a handful, but remember you were their handful first.
If parenting is like graduate school, I suppose I will never be graduating. I suppose this is a good alternative to getting my terminal degree.
In other news, spring has come to New England. I spent a good part of the week mocking my family and friends who were receiving snow in May. I was not receiving snow in May so it looked quite beautiful to me.
I hope you have a great weekend with some awesome people! May the 4th be with you.