Thresholds of Life | Parenting | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Thresholds of Life | Parenting





THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2018. IT HAS A NEW HOME ON MY PROFESSIONAL BLOG, AND YOU CAN READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE.

When you're pregnant with your first baby it's impossible to think beyond the immediate constraints of that straining belly full of arms & legs. Labour & delivery is about as far in the future as you can see, the energy it takes to grow a human life inside of you leaves nothing left over with which to contemplate the future.

As your baby is born you become consumed with the endless days of feeding, changing and trying to sleep. These days will never end, or so it seems, until one day you're wrestling with a full-blown toddler who perhaps now sleeps, but refuses to do anything you tell them, and has progressed from taking their first tentative steps to running everywhere all the time. You're still too exhausted (both physically & mentally) to contemplate anything beyond the terror of toilet-training and perhaps preschool.
















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