Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Parenting....

A friend/co-worker of Dan's and his wife are expecting their first child this fall. He made a comment on facebook after feeling the baby move that he is excited and scared. Dan replied with this response...it was a great description of parenting:

"It is kind of scary though (to be a parent). Like the scary feeling before riding a roller coaster. Once you're on, you can't get off. There's usually a lot of waiting before the ride. You feel totally helpless (at times) while riding. Yet somehow during the ride, the fear turns to joy! All the puke, poop and mess of that little life will be put into perspective when they throw you around a loop-d-loop of emotion by giving you a giant cheesy smile and say with a 2 year old voice..."Daddy!! I miss you daddy!" That's when the rider runs back to the end of the line and goes through it all over again."




3 comments:

Shannon Joy said...

Dan nailed it Michelle! I loved the last comment. I too would be sprinting back to get in line!

Shannon Joy said...

Dan nailed it right on Michelle! I love the end statment! I'd be sprinting back to get in line too!

Tengesdal 4 said...

Not sure why that made me cry... but it did. Thanks for sharing it!