Envy is funny in a sarcastic undertone way. Being a parent is part of the white picket fence ideal that every American family envisions. You get married, have children, land the perfect job, and the rest is rainbows, right? What you’re not seeing is the truth behind the filters.
Every parent has envied another person’s ability to ‘live the life.’ Parents will refer to pre-kid times when they had the luxury of long baths, solo TV binges, sleeping in, and designated me time.
As a spectator, it may appear like someone has it all but ask yourself, “Would you really trade it all?” The gratification of raising tiny human beings and experiencing their love is a hard thing to substitute. Parents must put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears; however, the end result is well worth it all.