Daddying "more physically challenging than hiking across Montana"

Near the end of an interesting article about a week he spent vacationing in San Francisco with his one-year-old daughter, Matt Gross writes:

[E]very day depleted me so fully I couldn’t stay awake past 9:30 p.m. One week with this baby was more physically challenging than hiking across Montana and more psychologically draining than … anything I’ve ever done.

Done right, parenting a yound child is exhausting. Keeping a baby/toddler safe and entertained and well fed while constantly talking with them to expose them to new words and sentences as they interact with the exciting world around them is draining and stressful. It’s also incredibly rewarding.

Posted by James on Saturday, March 13, 2010