Yes, sweating profusely is the hidden gift of parenthood! I am not even talking about during or right after pregnancy when you are crazy hormonal. I am talking about the agitated feeling you get when you hear your kids cry and the workout you get when you do the daily song and dance to maintain sanity.
This came to mind when I noticed a theme when moms tell stories about the crazy stressful things their kids do (think high decibel screaming fit complete with kicking by your toddler while trying to juggle a fussy baby while grocery shopping while 10 people are looking at you with judgy eyes). The stories always end with “AND I WAS JUST SWEATING LIKE A PIG!”
Because of my perpetually elevated stress and activity level, even if it’s cold, I almost never have to wear a coat. What a gift!