As delightful as parenting can be (stay with me here), as rewarding a journey, as enjoyable an experience, there are downsides.
Shocking, I know. Who’d have thought that dedicating the lion’s share of your life to preparing other, dumber, younger people to live their own lives would occasionally be a drag? Well, I hate to break it to you, but it is. Not all the time, but a fair amount of the time. Maybe even more than it isn’t. Of course, the peaks always outperform the valleys, and even if there are fewer of them, they still matter more and linger longer.
The key is surviving the valleys. And that’s not always easy. But you know what? It’s easier now than ever before! Because technology.