The Roller Coaster of Parenthood



Lately I have been feeling the super highs and lows of parenthood. Things can be so good and then an hour, or minutes later be terrible. It really upsets me! I want things to be fantastic all the time. It started to make me wonder, am I not good at riding the roller coaster of parenthood?

I am not a very dare devilish person. I am not one to go to an amusement park and look for the ride called GIANT DROP. The merry go round suits me fine. The merry go round is really not what parenthood is all about though is it?

Remember in the movie Parenthood when Steve Martin gets upset because so many things are going wrong with his kids and Grandma tells him how she likes the roller coaster better. The merry go round is boring. That's when Mary Steenburgen tells him she likes the roller coaster. It can be bad and good but she likes it!

I think I need to be better and riding out the highs and lows. Not sure how to do it. How about you? Are you good at riding the roller coaster of parenthood? Tell me how you do it!

8 comments:

Cookie Crums said...

Riding the roller coaster.... I'm on a "low" right now it feels like. I'm trying to decide if I need to push my son to potty train. He will be 3 mid August. He's preschool won't allow him to join his class... the 3 yr old class until he's going to the potty. I found this out 1 week ago. Am I stressing? YES! I want whats best for my child and moving up is what's best I think but HATE being pressured by the damn school. Oye!

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

That video is perfect! :)

nanny said...

Now I want to watch Parenthood/ha
I think there is so much pressure on the young now days....I am glad my girls are grown!!! Good luck with the coaster....you'll do great...you have what it takes to survive!!!

Lindley said...

Sometimes I just laugh at the absurdity of it all! Like Logan vomiting out of anger yesterday at the shower door, while I tried to take a quick shower before church. :)

Crazy K said...

The roller coaster is what it is. At least that is what I tell myself.

Try not to be so hard on yourself and enjoy the wonderful moments that there are. But then again, I don't find myself following my own advice sometimes...

And there is always wine....that makes everything better, right?

Suburban Princess said...

I like the merry-go-round when it comes to parenting...stability and consistantcy means I can get other things done. If I am constantly flying by the seat of my pants I am always 3 steps behind.

bevy said...

I LOVE that movie... the last scene in the hospital always makes me not cry, but weep. I'm getting teary just thinking about it...

Bee and Rose said...

Roller coaster is right! I like the merry go round as well, but I just try to sit tight and hold on for dear life!