"Ughhhh, not today! I don't want to be a parent today!" Have you ever had that thought before? The whole house overslept, you forgot to put your wet clothes in the dryer, your child got in trouble at school today, you're exhausted and just want a nap...today is just not the day. It poses the question, do you have to love parenting 24/7 like in TV and movies? If you don't love it all the time then it can bring on a sense of guilt, right?
Being a parent is a full-time job that you have until the end of time. You don't get sick days or vacation days. You don't get to quit and start over somewhere else. This is your life and you won't love doing it every single day like they do on TV or in movies. It's okay to not feel like it! It's okay to want a break from your children! It's okay to feel sad, guilty, joy, excitement, and many other emotions as you parent because that's what parenting is!
You have days where you're infatuated with the role of a parent and you have days where you second guess "what was I thinking" haha. It happens and it's okay to have those days where you just don't want to be a parent.
Implement self-care at some point within the next week. Yes, that means at least 15 minutes ALONE! You can do it!!
Meet the Author.
Charlece "Charlie" Bishop, MS, MFTA is a mother, daughter, sister, inspiration, and role model. Charlie started writing blogs and recording vlogs to maintain engagement with the community; also, to virtually communicate vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Charlie's blogs/vlogs are informative and useful information that will produce interpersonal dialogue. Charlie strives to develop consequential material to grasp the readers' attention and indulge them into new insights.