Parental Guidance April 21, 2018: Pleasant Surprises

Hello and welcome to the bi-monthly parental guidance thread. Twice a month on a Saturday, Corn or Miss Rim 1 will post a thread for parents and parental adjacent people to participate in. We will select a topic as a starting off point, but you are not limited to that. Discuss whatever is on your mind, complain, vent, share, brag, etc.

Today’s topic: Pleasant surprises

What are some of the unexpected positives you’ve encountered as a parent? Was there anything you worried about intensely going in, that turned out not to be as daunting as you feared? Have you risen to the occasion in ways you weren’t sure you could? Have your children said or done anything awesome, that took you by surprise? What are some of the personal benefits of parenting that you never saw coming?