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November 8, 2013

Parents "Get It"

People with kids share a common understanding that it takes a lot of energy to be a parent and at times we're just plain exhausted. We can't always take breaks when we need them because somehow children have a heightened sense of relaxation and will repel it immediately upon detection. That's just the way it goes sometimes but the smiles, giggles, and joy those vitality sucking youngsters gift us somehow makes it all worth it. Yesterday night was my reward.

Dylan has been a crab for the majority of the week on account of the teething monster. He is fussy, impatient and downright needy. I've tended to him the best I can but gum discomfort is all part of the baby game and there's only so much I can do to lift his spirits and ease the suffering. So yesterday night after a frustrating and long day, my little big boy crawled onto my lap, pulled himself up to my chest and rested. Dad tried coaxing Dylan into crawling over to him but for once in his life all he wanted was mommy, and all I wanted was to preserve the moment forever. 

And though child rearing can be draining, the loving involved is insurmountable and paramount to all the work it takes to get the job done. Yup, it's totally worth it. Other parents understand.

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