Monday, December 3, 2012

Jeremy vs. Parenting - Bedtime Sucks

When people ask me what it's like being a parent I always tell them that it is both the most rewarding and the most frustrating thing I have ever done in my life... yeah, tonight definitely falls into the latter category.

Tonight is one of those nights where the limits of your patience gets tested.  It is one of those nights when you have to suck it up and let them cry.  It's a night when you swallow the lump in your throat and try to un-knot your stomach because you're standing outside the closed door to their room where you've dropped the giant pile of stuffed animals you just angrily stole from their beds. You're the one that made them cry and you feel like a big pile of shit because of it.  You tell yourself that they have to learn... that if they hadn't been talking and screwing around way past their bed time this wouldn't have been necessary... but it doesn't change the fact that they are both crying and calling for you because of what you have done.

I signed up for this.  I wanted to be a father.  Most of the time I love it.

Just not tonight.

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