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So when someone says “I don’t have time to read blogs” I know what I read is most likely a parent who is trying to be clever and craft a great headline to beat her son or daughter into a state of hyperactivity, but is not really interested in the content of the blog at all.

Yes, that’s what I read. Or at least I do when I’m not being clever. When I’m not being clever I read blogs that try to be clever and craft great headlines to beat my son/daughter into a state of hyperactivity. But I ignore the content completely, because that’s what I’m supposed to do.

I’m not sure if it has to do with “I have to be clever” or “I have to be clever to have a good blog” though. I think it has something to do with being a parent. I am not a parent, I am a writer.

Well, as a parent, I understand that being a parent is a very difficult position to be in. I have no idea what it is like to be an avid parent, or a writer about parenting. But I don’t think anyone can deny that it is hard. And there’s a chance that the blog posts I read on this blog are going to make it harder for me to be a parent. Some of the posts will probably be very clever; others will be dumb.

And you know what? I love it. I love the way I can read about things I’m not interested in, the way I can read a blog on parenting and think “I want to start my own blog about parenting. I WANT TO BE A PARENT.” The blog posts aren’t stupid or dumb, its just that they are different.

I wish I could tell you right now which of those things has made it harder for me to be a parent. But I can’t, because its also hard for me to just say “no.

Parenting is hard. It’s not like you can just walk up to someone who has a child and say, “Hey, I’m not like you, I don’t want that to happen to my child.” But you can and you should try. It’s a learning process that takes time and patience, and most parents (like you) are in it for the long haul.

Yes, I know it will take a long time to get there. But it is happening. And I don’t care if someone is a parent for a month or a year or two. One day at a time. You are here to teach and love and protect. You are not here to be a boss or a parent. You are here to be a human being. You are also not a parent.

We are all humans. We are not perfect and we are not all perfect parents. But what we are is all of us trying to be. And I know this is tough. It takes time and patience and effort to be a good parent. I know this because I’ve been there too and this is all I get.

I know Ive been there too. It’s all I can do, but I will continue to be. And my family and I are here for each other. We are always here for each other.

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