What is it like being a parent?

United States
October 19, 2007 9:29pm CST
If you had to describe to somebody whats its like to be a parent how will you tell them?
3 responses
@hopejordan (3562)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
being a parent is hard work i have two children and i am a single mother when your a single mother i think it is much harder
• Canada
20 Oct 07
Well everyone has a different opinion on this but for me being a parent is wonderful. Yes there are stressful times and times where you want to rip your hair out. There are times you just want time to yourself BUT it is all worth it. They bring joy to your life that is indescribable. When they take their first steps or giggle for the first time you see just how much they mean to you and how wonderful they are. When your kids bring their first picture home from school and are so excited because they did a good thing it gives you the reassurance that you are giving them everything they need to grow to be very good people later in life. I find being a parent to be challenging at times but I would never change anything for the world. They are my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.
@asgtswife04 (2480)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Being a parent can be very rewarding and not so rewarding at times as well. I have three children and I can tell you that I absolutely love being a mother. There are days that you just need a break, but for the most part it is an awesome job and responsibility. For some it's easier than others though. Like with me, I have a difficult time with the toddler stage. It gets to me at times, but I still love mothering my child going through this stage. Parenting though, especially for mothers, is very unappreciated. You are expected to do everything and not once getting a thank you or getting a "hey your doing a great job or your a great mother". but it's so worth it. Children are miracles from God and as for me I love raising them. I am a stay at home mother because I feel that is where I should be. Parenting will have it's ups and downs, but what doesn't. It is a blessing to get to raise children and although sometimes you wanna pull your hair out there are most times you thank God for your children and you laaugh with them and play with them and just have a good time with them. Parenting in my book is the hardest, yet most rewarding job in the world.