It’s okay to be a working parent.
A single parent.
A part-time parent.
It’s okay to be a stay at home parent.
A co-sleeping parent. A sleep training parent.
It’s okay to miss them. It’s okay to want a break from them.
It’s okay to have your kids in daycare. It’s okay to have a nanny. It’s okay to have grandparents look after them. It’s okay to not go back to work.
Salads are okay. Chicken nuggets are okay. Organic quinoa is okay. Tiny Teddies are okay. TV is okay. Books are okay. Craft is okay. Ignoring them while you Facebook for ten minutes is okay. Eating dinner at the table is okay. Eating in front of the TV is okay.
Re-wearing yesterday’s socks because there are no clean ones is okay. Clean pyjamas every 3 days without fail is okay. Skipping a bath is okay. Dirt is okay. Climbing trees is okay. Pyjama days are okay. Cake for breakfast is okay. Strict hand washing before every meal is okay. Eating organic food is okay. It’s okay to wait ten minutes until you get home to change your kid’s nappy if that’s going to be easier (Hot tip – Little One’s nappies are mega absorbent so your kid won’t even notice!).
Being too tired to parent somedays is okay.
Staring blankly at a wall for ten minutes while your kid flings laundry around the room is okay.
It’s okay to give your kids sugar. It’s okay to not give them sugar. It’s okay to let them stay up late. It’s okay to leave a party early to get them to bed on time.
It’s okay to travel. It’s okay to stay home. It’s okay to holiday with them. It’s okay to holiday without them. It’s okay to cuddle them for hours. It’s okay to want a little bit of space. It’s okay for them to be your whole world. It’s okay to have other things in your life.
It’s okay to worry. And worry. And worry. It’s okay to take a night off and not even miss them.
If your kid is okay, then it’s okay.
Is there anything you always worry about that you know is actually OK? Share in the comments below!
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