Day #14: Being a Parent
#14: Being a Parent
If being a parent doesn’t scare you, then you have no idea what you are getting into. I don’t have any children of my own. I have three nieces ages, 5, 4, and 1. I really like kids, but they can be very difficult at times. I have anxiety, and certain things make it worse, like when I think about being a dad. Sometimes I think I would make a great dad and get excited about being a parent, but holy hell, does being a dad scare me. My parents did such a great job raising me and my sisters. I have no idea how they did it. I wasn’t just difficult at time, I was a down right piece of shit. In high school when my anxiety and depression was really bad and I wasn’t going to school, I said some really unforgivable things to both of my parents. They both stuck with me through the darkest points in my life. My father was raised on a farm and also worked at John Deere. I am definitely not the outdoorsy type and didn’t really have an interest in farming. I loved comic books and wanted to write them. Both my parents were extremely supportive. My dad would drive me 45 minutes to the comic book store almost every week before I had my license. He even gave me money to buy comics. The other really awesome thing he did was drive me to comic book conventions all over the midwest. Both of my parents read all of my comics when they get printed. My mom almost never understands what happens, but it’s the thought that counts! I’ve had battles with them, but they were always there for me at the end of them. I honestly believe they would do anything for me. They set the bar high, and I want to be as good of parents as they were. I want to be able to be there for my children emotionally and financially later in life. I want to be able to understand them and help them strive and become great people.
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