So, after discussing yesterday’s post with Robin, I realized I might not have made my point very clear.
The women with whom I went to happy hour do not have simple, easy lives – I have the utmost respect for them. They are balancing careers, not just jobs, and kids, and I think that’s amazing.
No less amazing are people with larger families than mine. There are plenty of days when I am overwhelmed with my three, even now that they are pretty self-sufficient in a lot of ways. Hats off to you, too.
Heck, being a parent is hard no matter what your circumstances. Cheers to all of us, right!?
It’s not at all that I got a glimpse of a life with a career, or spent 22 hours (8+ while he was asleep) caring for another child, and thought, “Huh. I could rock that life. No sweat!” or, “Geez, maybe I made the wrong choice four years ago.” It’s more just that those little peeks at alternate paths didn’t feel as foreign to me as I expected. I was surprised to see how much my perspective has changed since I actually made the decisions that have brought our family to this point.