I might say I hate this or I hate that in this world (injustice! suffering!), but when it comes to raising my kids, what do I really hate?
All the f@$%ing doctor’s appointments.
Optometrists. Dentists. Filling out the forms and getting together all the documents and putting them in a folder, and then going down to enroll in school and finding out there is a new form and going back home and filling it out and going back again.
It’s stupid stuff to hate. But I do. And the more I think about it, it’s those things- those mundane obligations- that I really just can’t stand about life, either. At least right now.
Parenthood is so definitely not for everyone. But it has a habit of magnifying life, making the whole world so small you can see it in your own house if you keep your eyes open.
I mostly don’t. But maybe I’ll try again tomorrow.