Parenting – 18 words
It’s hard being a parent. Training is given informally as we grow, good and bad examples are set, it’s rather a sloppy affair. Society dictates ever changing rules, standards constantly evolve so we might measure our attempts.
Congratulate Commiserate Compare
It’s hard growing a perfect version of yourself, a kit bashed model of your parents, as they are theirs. We strive to show the error of our ways; but man must see for himself to truly learn.
Experiment Evaluate Enlightenment
It’s hard to feel the failures. A parent’s tangible learning, that last emotion, which cannot be taught. ‘You wait until you have children’, is filed away in the irrelevant drawer, under the heading I WILL DO BETTER.
Unimaginable Uncontrollable Unbearable
It’s hard to accept your dream is not theirs. Peel it back to the start, when all your dreams were for fingers and toes, happiness and health. Gentle words should carry advice, guidance not formed into dictation.
Acknowledge Accept Allow
It’s hard being a parent. Training is given freely by our children. Quoting fairness, exposing incompetence, reflecting the error of our ways through mirrored eyes. Layers settle, life stratum, paths to be trodden by future generations.
Learning Love Life
It’s hard being a parent, free fall, part of the ride. A system of ideas, assumptions, notions and guesses, theory we struggle to confirm. I accept the work, the daily grind, blood, sweat and tears, it pays well.
Parenting Proud Point
There is no such thing as perfect parenting. Do your best. Love mum x