“Marriage + Parenting: Potentially the most beautiful and the most challenging things you ever do in your life.”
This is what my husband and I have told our three kids over the years.
We wanted to keep it real for them, acknowledge this verbally even though they could see it played out in our home. We wanted them to hear us talking about how being in close relationships isn't going to always be sunshine and roses and when it's not, that doesn't necessarily mean something terrible is wrong.
...because let’s face it, being in relationship with another human being usually has lots of ups and downs. (If they’d all only just see the world MY way, it wouldn’t be so stressful - can I get an Amen?!)