Parenting is hard work. We all know that. When you're dealing with a screaming baby or a toddler throwing a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store, it feels like you're dealing with hardship. But what's the difference between hard work and hardship? Is there even a difference?
In short, yes, there is a difference.
We choose to do hard work, something we put ourselves through because we believe "it will be worth it" in the end. Hardship, on the other hand, is something that is forced on us, something that we don't have a choice in.
So which one do you think parenting is? Is it hard work, or is it a hardship? And more importantly, what do you do when it feels like both?
There's no question that parenting is hard work. But it's also an incredible privilege. As a parent, you work tirelessly to give your child everything they need, sometimes more than that. You sacrifice your time, energy, and resources to make sure they have a happy, healthy life.
You do all this out of love because you want your child to succeed. That's what we call hard work. It's the kind of work that's worth it because it leads to a better future for you and your child.
It's not easy being a parent. But it's not a hardship. There's a big difference. Parenting is all about making the right choices for your kids and trying to help them grow up to be healthy, happy adults. That takes time, energy, and a lot of dedication. But it's worth it.
I know you're tired. I know you sometimes feel like you can't do this anymore. But you can. You are strong and capable of anything. Parenthood is hard work, but it's also the most rewarding thing you'll ever do.