|RUBY MAE 6 MONTHS|
It takes incredible perseverance, patience, and practice to be a good parent--to come up with the right thing to say in a heated moment, to handle a conflict in a way that teaches respect, builds trust, and also deters bad behavior or shame. That old saying that our parents or grandparents used to say, "Kids raise themselves"...yeah that's bullshit. Parenthood requires a ton of research and study. There may not be one right way to raise kids but there are sure a ton of wrong ones and you can bet some of the mistakes you're making along the way are going to lead to challenges down the road. It hurts to hear it but it's true.
|DADDY IS THE BEST|
|FALL 2012...ALMOST 2!|
Sometimes I feel like an insane person for wanting another one. Sometimes I wish I had met my husband earlier and had kids when I was 25 instead of 35.. I definitely remember having more energy. Sometimes I miss sitting in pubs with friends like I had all the time in the world to suck down the drain, and the wide open possibility that life could take me anywhere at anytime. I think it's normal to mourn the things you had to let go when you became a parent.
What is my point here? I don't know. . . perhaps it's enough just to relate or to understand your parent-friends a little more. Hats off to all of you to take on the journey of parenting. You are superheroes everyday!