A Parent’s Rite of Passage

March 5, 2021

  1. Tedi Vaughan says:

    Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed your dinner out. You deserve to celebrate launching them into the world, mission accomplished! Well done! They have a nearly full tool kit. Now, time to begin using those tools and adding new ones.

    Drinks with kudos too, for all the other daily prep work that moves them toward their futures, disciplining, inspiring, mentoring, motivating, instilling life values along with essentials, brush your teeth, put your dishes in the dishwasher, have you got your homework in your backpack, did you straighten up your room, etc.. And making and crossing off lists of what to do. Not easy work. A lot of crappy stuff like repetition, frustration, yelling, crying, worrying, all done because of LOVE. Growing up, my mother constantly said, “if only I had a penny for every time I’ve said that, I’d be rich.” Parents get rich but not from pennies. So bask in those riches of this moment of passage which you have rightfully earned. Then sit back and watch how all your efforts turn out. BUT, not yet too quietly, as more guidance is still necessary. Parenting or wanting to parent is never over. Only your children want that over!

    • llmcshane says:

      Thanks Tedi – it was a long ride – as you know! But, yes, you are right – parenting is never over (especially the worrying part) Thanks for reading!

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