Am I the only one that thinks of parenthood as work? I don't think so, it just seems like I am the only one who talks about it. That makes sense in a way. I have always been the voice of pessismism or reason (depending on your perspective). The public voice (the voice everyone portrays on FB, at group outings, to their groups of people) is one of happiness and how wonderful their children are. Sometimes I feel like I am the only who who truly needs to communicate when I feel the opposite is true. My son is a pain in the ass. He back talks constantly, has massive attitude (high school level) and whines to the point of whinging by the end of most days. He is also beautiful, articulate, soooo scary intelligent, and oddly adult-like in his ability to know what you are talking about even when you can't say it.
But is that what I think about most days? Nope. Most days I live in the muck, the shit (sometimes literally) and piss of being a parent. Parenting isn't fun. It isn't nice. It's a job. A job with ridiculously long hours and little pay. A job where at the annual review you get told you need to spend less time talking to other people (or you will get head-butted) and more time playing legos. A job so tiring that at the end of each day I can barely talk.
Which means life sucks most days. Is it worth it? That is debatable. Will I endure? That I will. Not always for me. But for my husband and son and mother. Because they love me. support me. and know what I am talking about. right now.