I remember being a kid and knowing my parents would take care of things for me. I only had to pay attention to my little world of school, bedroom, dog, play, and whatever chores I was directed to do. I really didn't have to think about anything beyond my little world.
Now I resent being the responsible adult. As much as I want my children and enjoy them, I still get sick of being the responsible adult. I want to stomp my foot and be a child and demand that someone else take over.
I've had these thoughts over the years when I just got sick of handling everyone else's life. I remember when I first took my kids camping. My youngest was four and we borrowed an old canvas tent. Then we bought a tent. But I hated trying to get off the ground, unzip the tent and race through the cold campground to the restroom in the middle of the night. I remembered the fun times we had as kids in our tent trailer. So we purchased a used tent trailer. That lasted a summer and I hated it. When you get to the campground, you have to park, crank the darn thing up, stretch out the canvas, snap all the things into place and set up the inside. Where were the parents who used to do all that stuff when I was a kid? Oh yeah, that's us. We'll that sucked the big one. So I decided we needed an RV. I love it! Park it and you're ready to go.
But my home life is not as easy as an RV. Not only are my husband and I the parents, but I'm the mom. Nothing gets done until I do it or direct it to be done. And believe me, some days I stomp my foot and demand them to take over. So far no one has jumped at that chance. Go figure.