Parenting is probably the hardest and scariest thing I have done in my life and although it can be very rough and hard at times it is very rewarding too. Kids have this unique ability to be able to annoy you while also making you smile.
I haven’t experienced a lot of parenthood but in the two years that I have I can honestly say that life without my daughter or wife just wouldn’t be worth living. They both make me so happy. This morning my daughter just asked for a kiss and followed it up with saying I love you. It melted my heart straight away.
The scariest thing about being a parent for me is knowing that you have a life that is completely trusting and dependant on you. Sometimes I’m scared I will mess it up but then I think I can only do my best. Our best is all we can do.
If you’re a parent try not to get scared and just have fun and enjoy all the small things like how they can come out with funny words or phrases as it won’t last. Make the most of them being young and cute.
Also don’t try too hard to be the “Perfect” parent. Everyone can get caught up trying too hard. I have found that if you take more of a laid back approach it can help you enjoy parenthood. This can also help with the development of your child as they don’t get overwhelmed with your efforts.
To conclude I would have to say yes. Parenting is scary but you can also make it fun and very rewarding. It might be scary but it’s worth every drop of fear. For me just seeing the smile on my daughters face out-weighs any negative feeling I had. She can be a pain in the ass and stress me out. I can see her smile a moment later and forget all the stress.
Happy parenting everyone.