Audrey Roloff recently ran through a list of seven things she loved about her daughter.
But while we’re sure the Little People, Big World star could come up with an even longer list, she’s actually here to talk about the one thing she hates about being a parent:
You know what she means, don’t you, fellow parents around the Internet?
This is a topic Audrey has touched on in the past, writing to her Instagram followers at one point:
“I feel guilty sometimes for not being able to just stay in bed and play with [my daughter], or for putting her in the play gym to be entertained by the dangling animals instead of me.”
That’s silly, of course.
It’s understandable and relatable, but still silly… because of course we cannot be with our kids at all times, tending to their every need 24/7.
In her latest Instagram post, Roloff again brings up the subject of guilt, but she does so in different manner.
The reality star tries to help other parents feel better about any one of a number of reasons why they may feel at the moment as if they messed something up with their child.
“Moms,” Audrey opens simply, adding:
“You’re not the only one who cut your baby’s nail too shoot. You’re not the only one who had to watch countless YouTube tutorials to figure out how to properly baby wrap.
“You’re not the only one who didn’t know what to do when your baby smacked her head on the hardwood for the first time.”
We can see what Audrey is doing here and we admire the effort.
We’d just like to point out that she could have written this note to Moms AND Dads — because there are plenty of men out there who take parenting very seriously and who feel all the the feelings Roloff is describing in this caption.
Which continues as follows:
You’re not the only one who didn’t know it’s not safe to put your baby in a puffy coat in the car seat.
You’re not the only one who didn’t know you’re supposed to start brushing your baby’s teeth from the moment you see them emerge.
You’re not the only one who is constantly googling what foods to give your baby, and how much they should be eating or how much they should be sleeping.
It’s all so very true.
Being a parent is like trying to avoid one landmine after another, on a near daily basis.
It’s impossible to ever relax, to ever feel as though you have a full grasp on what is best for your son(s) or daughter(s) because a new challenge or obstacle is always just around the corner.
Scroll down to see how Roloff concluded her post…
You’re not the only one who has been criticized or glared at for doing something wrong. I have too. You’re not the only one. You’re not alone. Even though you might feel like it sometimes, we are all figuring out this motherhood thing as we go.
So I’ll be here.
Sharing what I’ve learned, where I’ve failed and how the Lord is encouraging, empowering, and equipping me as I embrace all that it means to be a mother.
Tag a mom friend that you want to encourage.
Audrey and husband Jeremy welcomed Ember Jean into the world last September.
Both have been open about how difficult it was at first, especially for Audrey, who suffered a great deal of pain while breastfeeding.
But here they are, having overcome those initial fears and tears and confident enough to pass along all they’ve learned to other new parents across the world.
Once again, we appreciate Audrey’s intention here.
Next time, though, she can just go ahead and address both genders.