My life was completely redefined five years ago on the day I panickingly said to my husband “My water just broke.” From that day on, my life was never the same again.
My son turned from an abstract idea into a real-life human being. It was the beginning of a real life-changing journey.
So, how is my life different, you may ask? Well, for starters, I’ve learned a lot and grew as a person and as a parent, and my son was directly responsible for that. The list is a long one, but here are five more important things I’ve learned in five years of parenting.
1. Nobody’s perfect
Perfect doesn’t exist in the real world. Perfect is just a concept, an ideal to strive for, but one you can never fully achieve. We all know this, yet we put immense pressure on ourselves. But, what are we really striving for here?
Does it really matter if your son takes two more bites of grilled cheese? Where do we draw the line? At what point to these things become trivial and unimportant? We got to relax sometimes, and not be uptight about everything.