The “joys” of parenting

Having kids is not straight
forward, sadly there is no go to manual that will guide you seamlessly through
all your parenting challenges, it’s more of a leap of faith, hoping it will
work out in the end! So I use the word
“joy” very loosely, obviously I would not be without my boys, I love them with
all my heart just sometimes its tough, parenting is not all cuddles and happy
moments, its guiding your child on a suitable path to adulthood (with them
intent on finding their own way!).

You think when you have a baby
that is the toughest part, its hard surviving on the bare minimum amount of
sleep that’s for sure but I have found it gets more and more complicated! It’s no wonder some parents like a
restorative glass of wine every now and then to take the edge off!

It is stressful, some parts more tricky than
others, as your children become more independent you might find yourself
handling new situations that test you to the absolute limit and leave you
wanting to rock quietly in a corner.

You can spot some parents a mile
off, they might have tired sunken eyes from lack of sleep, most of us are not
quite as polished as we once were. When
you have children to wrestle off to school any free time to straighten your
hair and chuck on your war paint is highly unlikely! Some of us are receding at a quicker rate from the stress, you
know the saying you feel like pulling out your own hair well apparently long
term stress can actually result to hair lose. 
Let’s be honest every morning, you have to coax, cajole and practically
beg them to get moving, nothing happens the first time you ask (unless its to
announce your opening a bag of sweets and then perhaps you might have a captive
audience!). But for the important
things you can forget it… sometimes it would be nice for the boys just to go
off and do what they are asked, either first time or even better under their
own initiative, so I could relax and not panic about my hair greying or
dropping out from the struggle!

In most cases though when the
stress disappears your hair can carry on as normal, but until the boys are 18
they are sticking around so if all else fails I will look at FUE
hair transplants
so all hope is not lost, I love my long hair and want to
hang on to it (I tend to have a moment of mild panic whenever I see how many
hairs are left behind on my hairbrush!). 
It’s very leading edge FUE using donor hair from elsewhere on your body,
who would have thought things had processed this far? At this rate who knows what the future might hold, possibly spray
on hair? Or perhaps a robot nanny that
can handle every parenting situation giving you some time every day to pamper
and unwind instead, ideally meaning less wrinkles, less dark shadows around the
eyes and a full head of glorious hair. Although as much fun as it would be to let WALL E babysit I think I would miss the quality time with my boys.

From the sounds of it I might still have the hardest
part to come, this article discusses
whether the teenage years are the most difficult for parents
!!! Wish me luck.

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