Taking it for Granted
October 19, 2011 2 Comments
This is my entry into a Reader’s Digest Contest. The theme is Share Your Story in 150 words or less. If you want, you can vote for it here http://apps.facebook.com/yourlifecontest/content/taking-it-granted It’s people’s chance to make a long story short for the chance to win a cash prize. Since my husband told me I’m his only hope of fortune and fame I must take the steps in that direction, so I did. It took me a while to figure out what I’d write, but I finally figured it out. The issue is a very uncomfortable one, so if it offends or whatever, I’m sorry. Go back to your normal lives and forget that you read it. I’m warning you now this will not make you feel all warm an fuzzy inside, so if you’re looking for that today, go somewhere else. Still with me? *sigh* don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Normal parents take the most mundane things for granted. Most parents do not have to worry about changing a diaper. Most parents are more concerned about doing it right. A new parent that was molested as a child has other worries. Am I going to molest my child? They know that every parent has to change their baby’s diapers, and yet they can’t shake the feeling that they’re doing something “dirty”. The first diapers are the worst. Bathes are even harder. The first years can be nerve-wracking. If you’re lucky, the feeling goes away a bit. You realize that you would never do those things to your children. The fear never really goes away, but as you get older, you get better at knowing it’s just fear. Normal parents take the most mundane things for granted.