Every cliche about the challenges of parenthood is true. Kids test your patience, your pride, your selfishness, your love, your sleep and everything else. Kids give boundless joy, knee-bending grace, and truly unconditional love. They are life.
And as I’ve thought about Britney and her struggles, all I’ve come up with is a book recommendation.
It is Anne Lamott’s Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year.
Lamott was a single mom to a very demanding baby boy and captures the experience with pure honesty, humor, empathy, and joy. Read it Britney, it may change your life.