You Find out you’re having a baby, then you can’t sleep when they arrive. Then when they learn to walk you can barely catch them. They learn to talk and you wish they would keep quiet sometimes. Then they go to school and you struggle through those years to make sure they have the best and be their best. Boom! The teenage years come and depending on the type of then child you have…Lets just say some of us realize that the “Terrible Twos” weren’t that terrible compared to this stage. Finally one day you look up and you have an adult that you brought into the world staring down at you as you realize the learning continues. With all that said, nothing beats parenthood and I’m sure everyone would agree you wouldn’t trade it for anything else in this world.
The moment you stop being a parent and decide you want your kids to like you, you have entered the danger zone. Sure it hurts to hear your teenager scream that he /she hates you as they dart out of your door and slam it. When my son was around seven years old he would have gotten his butt whipped for that one. At the time I thought that would be effective and prevent that from ever happening again. But not so with my dear only son. At any rate, it is our job as parents to do what is best for our children, and that means appearing to be their enemy at times. One day they will look back and thank you for it, one day.