Everyone who is a parent knows that it’s a full-time job, except that we don’t get paid with money, do we? There’s overtime (don’t even bother calling out sick), and the people who you manage can be, how shall I say, a challenge? I think we can all agree, however, that having someone who calls you “Mom” is one of the best things in the world.
Throughout the month of April, I’m teaming up with my friend Jennifer Cooper of Classic Play to celebrate the joys of parenting. Consider it a prelude to Mother’s Day. We’ve asked some of our readers to share what they love most about parenting. Each week, we’ll hear from one of them.
Today I’m Jennifer’s guest at Classic Play, and we’re kicking off the celebration here at The Southern Institute with Jennifer…
I know it’s all mushy and gushy to say that you love being a parent but the truth is I really do. Okay, maybe not every day. But most days absolutely. I think what I love most about being a parent is watching my children grow into their own people. Their senses of humor, the things they find interesting, all of it is completely them. Their personalities. It’s incredible. I love watching them unfold and take in the world.
Jennifer Cooper is a writer and doodler who dabbles in video production. She got her start in the world of education and continues to explore the relationship between parents and their children and what they can teach each other. She’s worked with PBS, Anorak Children’s Magazine, and Disney.