Grow Up

You know you’re finally grown up when you can forgive your parents for all the mistakes they made raising you and start making your own mistakes with your children.

Our parents weren’t perfect.  Just like we’re not perfect parents now.

And you know what?  That’s OK.

Because we’re only human (your parents too… hard to believe, I know).


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6 Responses to Grow Up

  • Lisa says:

    A friend and I were just talking about this same subject the other day. I view my parents in a completely different light now that I’m a parent. Suddenly realizing just how hard a gig this parenting thing really is really does make you respect your parents.

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  • PsychMamma says:

    Amen, sister. The perspective is completely different once you’ve “crossed over.” I especially look at my mom completely differently. And I get a wee bit of comfort from reminding myself that, most likely, J won’t really “get it” until she’s a parent either. So when she’s stomping around, fuming and hating me, I can take a deep breath and remember she’ll get it someday.

  • so true! saying thank you to them for dealing with everything you put them through – and continue to put them through – is another one!


  • punkinmama says:

    I never realized my mom was a *real person with real feelings* until I became a mom. I know that sounds ridiculous and stupid, but I swear it’s true. (And I feel really bad about it.)

  • thank you for reminding me of this.

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