His and Hers: Parenting

His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
celebrating marriage.

What’s your favorite part of being a parent so far?
What is your least favorite part?

Mrs. Happy’s response

My favorite part is my baby’s total and unquestioning dependence on me. I
think it’s also my least favorite part.

Curt’s Response

I love the way he looks at me as if I’m the only other person in the universe.
I hate when he poops in a new diaper before I can even fasten it. I think,
though, that both my favorite and least favorite part of parenting is the complete
responsibility for another life.

One thought on “His and Hers: Parenting

  1. I suggest you make this a monthly or bi-monthly His and Hers topic – you’ll be surprised at how your answers will vary! For me at this point in time (boy, 2.5 years; girl, 9 months), my answers would be:

    Favorite part: Watching them interact and have fun together. Not only is it cute as can be, but it means a little less pressure on me to entertain them the whole day long, since they’re entertaining each other. I also love the first part of the morning, when the kids come up into our bed and we just hang out together for about 15-30 minutes.
    Least Favorite part: Not being able to sleep in. Ever.