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.


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I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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