When Elliot was about seven months old, I wrote a post about adjusting to being a parent, and how it was taking me longer than I thought it would. Around the same time, I read an article written by a father of a two-year-old who struggled with the same issue. By the time he had written the article, he had adjusted, and I remember hoping I would get to that point.
Well, some time in the last year or so, I’ve reached it. I think it was a while ago, but I only just made the conscious observation of it recently. Sure, there are a lot of hard parts to parenting, and I appreciate all the breaks I get, but I am no longer comparing my “B.E.” life to my “A.E.” life (Before and After Elliot).
Good timing, as Beet will be here in a few months!