I am watching ‘Teen Mom’ on MTV. I have to say these kids are impressing me. I am surprised at the level of maturity that some of them operate under. I can’t imagine being a mom at 14,15 or 16 years of age. It was hard enough for me to adjust to a planned child at 20. It makes me feel kind of like I’m a loser, ha!
Parenting is by the hardest job I have ever had. It’s never ending. It’s constant. It’s tiring. It’s life changing. Dr. Mike on ‘Teen Mom” just told Farrah (one of the mom’s) that it was time to let go of childhood fantasies. I think that part of becoming a mom, or part of the difficulty of becoming a mom, is the adjustment from care-free childlike freedom to having something that requires your attention and help to just live for the first 18 years of their life. Yes, children become more independent as they grow but we are their guides and hopefully, examples.
My first born, Hattie, is 10. She is the apple of my eye. She is beauty personified. She can make me madder than any other person on this planet. She is a lot like me. Seeing this mirror has spurred me on to be a better person and therefore help her to rise above her own problems and set backs. She has been my own personal challenger.
My son, Odin is 3. He saved my mental state when I found out I was pregnant with him. I was really going through some personal things, that were challenging me so much that my head was spinning so fast that I couldn’t make sense of any of it. He, I believe saved me form my own head.
Children are a God send, of that I am sure. Most of what I have learned and most of the steps towards growth I have taken, are due to my children.
I don’t have an eloquent way of ending this, Teen Mom just got me thinking. So suffice it to say, Yay Kids!