This is an essay on Babble that most parents can probably relate to. It’s largely about time, and how we all get so wrapped up in the daily stresses that life happens to us rather than by us.
This mom shares her story of feeling like she went through the motions during most of her new baby’s first year. Then her husband mentioned that their son’s first birthday was two months away, and that snapped her out of her reverie. Milestones tend to do that. In one fell swoop, she began to feel regret about the way she had spent the time—feeling tired, complaining, and checking her phone.
While this mom’s feelings are completely valid, she should really give herself a break. Taking care of two young kids IS exhausting, and it’s okay to acknowledge that. The important thing is to not dwell on what you’ve missed but appreciate the lessons learned and move on from there.
Read the full article here: I Forgot to Cherish My Baby’s First Year