Last night, Anton and I …
… made funny videos and ate gingerbread. After that, he put on pajamas, and I gave him a very long hug because he was having a tough two weeks – things for friends, things for school, you name it. I wished to hold him in my arms all the time; Or wave a magic wand and make everything go well.
Then I climbed into my bed and stared at the ceiling. Parenting It’s not for the faint of heart.
Sometimes I walk around, and everyone seems to enjoy it together. Families slide down the sidewalk with laughing babies and pre-teens. But then I’m actually talking to friends and neighbors and I realize that all families are dealing with something. Remember this old saying? “Be nice, everyone you meet is fighting a tough fight.” My friend, who is a therapist, says her inbox is full.
Anyway, all he will say: You’re doing a great job; You are a good parent who is trying. A reader once said, “God bless you, new moms. If you try, you’re doing a great job.” And I think this applies to parents of children of all ages. I don’t know who needs to hear it (other than me!) But I patt you on the back and send you a hug and star at you with admiration. I love you. xo