Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this space for me to share my corner of the world.
Does parenting ever get easy?
I have been doing this for almost 24 years.
I made it through
the late night bottles
the chicken pox
the school days
the friend drama
the broken hearts
I always thought that parenting older children
would be easier.
It takes less time,
and I have more time for myself.
I still stay up late
worrying about where they are
and what they are doing.
I still wonder if they are happy with their chosen paths.
I still pick up their shoes and dirty socks.
I still grumble when they take all of the hot water
I still help them with research papers and lesson plans.
I still cook meals they eat hours after we have already eaten.
I still move over on the couch to make room for them.
I also still smile that they are both still at home.
Maybe I don't want parenting to get easy?