2.19.2014

I said that I would never do it.

Isn't it funny how all of those things that I said I would never ever do have been (or are being done) as I speak?

 This becoming an adult thing is way different than I had originally imagined it. I mean, really and truly, no high powered career, no unlimited cash flow, and of course, no perfect parenting. But you know what? I think my kids are turning out just fine, so who needs that stuff anyway?

I'm pretty sure that I said that I wouldn't let the TV parent my kids (as I'm typing this, they are watching The Lion King), or that my children would never eat McDonald's. I think I recklessly proclaimed once that I would only use organic cleaning products and that my house would always be perfectly clean.

What the heck was wrong with me? Why did I set these limits on myself? Just so I would break them and feel like a failure? Am I only comfortable failing?

Perhaps I'm some self loathing person under all of this positivity. Or perhaps I am just trying to set the bar extra high. I don't know. But what I do know is that I have two awesome boys, who are becoming amazing people, despite my parenting fails.

And that victory is way better than being perfect. Am I right?

1 comment:

  1. I think everyone aspires to be perfect (or at least super-amazing) in the future... but things never work out as smoothly as they do in our plans! Luckily, a little TV and fast food never hurt anyone. (Okay, some might argue that fact, but seriously...) Slacking off on things that aren't so important give you more energy to rock at things that really do matter!

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