Parents! You want to know what I say to perfect parenting! “Hah! That’ll be the day!” However, in some ways, it would be kind of cool and helpful to be perfect. But unfortunately, it would also be weird because nothing in this world is perfect, especially human beings. So, if we were perfect parents, and did our little perfect parenting thing, people would look at us like we were odd and not from their neighborhood. We wouldn’t fit in.
And could you imagine the unrealistic expectations that we’d put on our poor kids if we were perfect parents. The pressure on our own children would be immense! And quite frankly not worth it. After all, who the heck wants to live under the roof of the “perfect parents”! It would do more harm than good for the well-being of our children.
So parents, the bottom line is that we can’t expect to be perfect and we can’t expect to be able to do perfect parenting. However, do you want to know what we can expect? As parents, we can expect to be blessed on a daily basis just because we are parents and we do have kids. Kids are wonderful! A handful. But wonderful.
We have also been blessed because of all the other millions of adults in our world who have kids, we got picked to be parents to our wonderful children. Every day is an adventure with our own kids because every day we get to watch our kids do little things for the first time. And as their parents, we’re learning just like they are. We do this by just watching and participating in their lives.
Now, as my Granddaddy always said, “Go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us.” Remember that perfect parenting doesn’t exit. But, we and our children do exist. So, let’s make the best of all of our imperfect existences and just do the best that we can. And once again parents, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…