Parenting is a breeze… said no one ever.
We think this goes without saying, but parenting is no easy feat. For starters, unlike a 9 to 5 job, this is one job that never ends. But even the best quotes about parenting can help you understand a little more about it.
Some say it is actually the toughest job in the world. If there was a salary it would be way higher than that of a CEO of a big company. The stakes are higher and the emotions are always running.
But being given the task of loving another human life unconditionally, despite any and every flaw they may have, is also the greatest job of them all. Even when they’re hormonal, raging teenagers who take you on a first class flight to hell up until the day they leave for college and then some.
And even though raising kids is really tough, just know one day in the future your children will reflect on all of those times they drove you insane. They may even even thank you for all that you did to help make them into who they are.
At the end of the day, no matter how much you teach them, you’re going to have to trust them to go out into the world on their own and become who they’re supposed to be. That’s all because of you as well. You were in charge of forming a young human being and making them who they are today.
They may not thank you right away, but their appreciation will come as the years pass by. Their appreciation will come in leaps and bounds and they will admire all of the strength you had to be a parent to them.
There’s no question that parenting can sometimes feel like a messy and unpredictable ride, but that’s just what being a parent entails, which makes us anticipate the moment when our kids have children of their own and finally understand what parenting is really like.
Until that day, all you can do is cherish all of the memories. All the good, the bad, and the ugly. Because all of it is a part of your family’s story. And that is truly beautiful. Life is just a little sweeter when you have a big family to share it with.
That being said, these are 50 of the best quotes about parenting that will help put the love we have for our family into perspective.