How Parenting is Like Doing a Plank
Have you ever tried doing a plank? It’s a simple yet intense exercise that only last for a minute or so, but strengthens your entire core. As I looked at this picture this morning, I couldn’t help but think about how parenting and planking (not the lying down game stunt) have so many similarities.
Parenting is Like Doing a Plank Because…
It doesn’t kill you, but it sure makes you stronger.
It’s just only for a moment – temporary discomfort that produces lasting results.
There’s no way around its intensity.
Sometimes you have to laugh through the pain.
We make it more complicated than it really is.
It’s a challenge no matter how many times you’ve done it.
Consistency, effort, and time are the only way to make it easier.
Others watching you often think they can do it better.
We can’t hold on to it forever.