When You Wish The Hard Days Away, Remember The Only Constant In Parenting

“It Won’t Always Be Like That”

Adelina Vasile
3 min readOct 23, 2021
Photo by Karoline Soares on Unsplash

The days are long but the years are short” — Gretchen Rubin

No parent needs to hear this in the heat of the moment. On those long, lonely nights, when their arms feel like being pulled off the shoulders while dragging the weight of a restless little crier. On those neverending days when the house is a mess and the mind can’t seem to find rest.

I can see how this quote might bring a tear to the corner of your eye when you’re reading it on a good day.

But how about when it hits you on a bad day?

You don’t need anyone to make you feel ungrateful for what you have when what you have is a headache bigger than the blessing that cries on your lap.

So, don’t bother with it. Just tell yourself that it won’t always be like that. Because it won’t.

You won’t always be that tired. He won’t always cry so much.

You won’t always feel like a failure. He won’t always be teething and such.

You won’t always want to run. He won’t always stay glued to your arm.

You won’t always feel overwhelmed. He won’t always lay flat on the cement.



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself.