Parents Are Feeling Some Type of Way Right Now

Many have, and will, shed tears and mourn plans

when no one is looking,

and then pull it together just as quickly.

There’s a decision to be made, but there’s no “right” one.

My kids won’t hear the complaint when I push my career aside.

The work-outside-the-home mom’s kids likely won’t see the weight she’s carrying.

The work-from-home dad won’t let anyone know the pressure he’s under.

We KNOW we’d do ANYTHING for our kids, no matter the sacrifice,

but we did not sign up for THIS.

No one did.

So if you hear a parent voice their choice that’s different than yours,

please do not make them feel worse.

Give them some grace.

Because I can promise you,

we parents are already feeling some type of way.

Parents are feeling some type of way right now.

If we send our kids to school, we’re “selfish”.

If we keep them home,…

Posted by Whitney Ballard, Writer on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Whitney Ballard
Whitney Ballard
I’m Whitney—a teen mom turned storyteller, writing about all things unplanned and unexpected. You can find me in small town Alabama with my hardworking railroad hubby and two wild boys.

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