What a happy, life-altering, exhausting, and intimidating thing it is to be a parent of small children. I am the father of three children under the age of 12.
There have been moments of undeniable joy, such as watching my oldest daughter take her first steps. There have been many opportunities for laughter, such as when my son bit into a lemon for the first time. There is also exhaustion. Ray Romano put it well when he said, “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.”
And then, on top of all of this happiness, laughter, and exhaustion, there is the intimidation factor. Who among us—in the realm of small-child-parentdom—hasn’t recognized the pressure involved in being a role model for our young children?
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