I’m actually amazed at how much can transpire in such a short time. The past 30 days have been interesting, lol! Step/Co-parenting is HARD! 🤦🏻♀️Omg, lol! Instead of adjusting to one personality (your spouse) you’re learning 4 personalities (your spouse, your stepchild, the other parent AND yourself because honey listen, you turn into a new person suddenly becoming a parent).
Before anyone objects or says what’s possible 🤔😂let me say step/co-parenting is NOT the same when you do not have children, ok? 🤷🏻♀️ It’s really easy to say be patient when you’re already a parent. You’ve already become accustom to less free time, schedule changes, sick children, family outings, etc. So I’ve gone from having ALL my time to myself to very limited “me” time. It’s hectic and navigating all 3 new relationships has its ups and downs. I’m sure one day I’ll post about the joys of these changes but not today. 🤸🏻♀️🕳
If you’re reading this and are in a similar situation it’s ok if you aren’t always feeling your new life and blended family. It’s ok if you want time to yourself. It’s ok if there are hiccups along the way. It’s ok if you don’t find yourself enjoying the navigation of your new roles. It’s all ok. Don’t feel guilty, bad or less than for being human and feeling your way through things. You’ll find what works for your family. And once you figure it out you’ll knock it out the park. Until then, be patient with yourself and enjoy the process. And don’t be afraid to vent your frustrations, it’s normal and healthy. Lol!
Until the next time……
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