Dear Kids: You Are Worth It

Photo credit: Synthia Therese Photography 

Dear Kids,

You are worth it.

You are worth the sleepless nights.

You are worth the sacrifices to my career. 

You were worth it when most of my hair fell out after you were born. I’m sure you’ll still be worth it when my hair falls out when you’re a teenager.

You are worth my snail-paced metabolism.

You are worth me not being able to fit into my skinny jeans. 

You are worth substituting The Real Housewives for Peppa Pig.

You are worth switching old school rap for KidzBop.

You are worth hearing banging on the piano during your music lessons.

When I fantasize how rich I’d be if I didn’t have kids, I still think you’re worth it.

Photo Credit: Synthia Therese Photography 

You are worth the deflated boobs.

You are worth the diminished thigh gap.

You are worth all the time I no longer have to myself. The chipped nail polish. The old clothes. All the books sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read.

When I think all the friends I don’t get to see as often as I’d like, I remember it’s because you are my priority and that’s worth it.

You are worth me having to re-learn math so I can help you with your homework. 

You are worth it when I wake up in the middle of the night to wash your sheets when you are potty training. 

You are worth me never having privacy in the bathroom. 

You are worth it when I go broke buying your school pictures because all of them are too cute to pass up. 

You are worth it when I have to make heartbreaking choices that I know will be better for you in the long run. 

Photo Credit: Synthia Therese Photography 

You are worth it.

Love, Mom.


    2 Comments on Dear Kids: You Are Worth It

    1. Emily
      December 15, 2018 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

      So sweet and true.

    2. Nicole
      December 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

      *LOVE*. So true, and so timely. Muah!


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