Catch 22

Starting a blog about things that go wrong while raising children is so much fun. I’m constantly having wild experiences with my children that provide the best writing material I’ve ever had.

The irony of the whole thing is that I literally have about one hour of free time each evening to do what I want to do. So it’s the time of my life with the most to write about but the time of my life that I have absolutely no time to write it.

Our little family has been through some real ups and downs. Right now we are in a great big “up”- one of those times when life is so sweet and wonderful that you almost don’t want to breathe because you know things can change in an instant. One of those times that I feel my heart could burst at any moment with awe at the grace I feel to have such blessings surrounding me.

It’s the ultimate catch-22: the little blessings that wake me up at all hours of the night, keep me running, stepping on Lego, cleaning up stinky messes, playing referee and leave me begging for solitude some days, are also the little blessings that make me love in a way I didn’t realize was possible. In parenting the highs are high and the lows are low. If you don’t have the lows you can’tĀ appreciate the highs in the same way.

4 responses

  1. Absolutely! Sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you are in one of those lows. But man, they really do help you appreciate the good times all the more.

    1. I look forward to seeing our boys and girls run around together, Leesa! Hopefully in the spring we’ll come to AB for a visit.

  2. Even if you can manage just 15mins a day, you won’t be sorry. What matters is the habit.

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