Running the Race of Life
So, it turns out that whoever said that raising children was “like a walk in a park”, may have underestimated the journey, it turns out that it is not even a “Park Run”, but more like running a marathon, some people may even describe it as an endurance sport.
The unique hallmark of the parenting journey is that conquering one route means very little in the face of the two, three or more that follow. There is no manual and each race is not for the fainthearted. Parenting is gruelling, exacting and forever. Rewards seem hard won and short-lived most of the time, even though there is joy and pride or nachas to sustain you at the rest points. The grit and endurance required for parenting are not to be underestimated.