As adults, we’re sometimes not given much leeway to act as children again. We’ve got bills to pay, families to feed, and careers to manage. But we should give ourselves some downtime every now and then — especially to act like a kid and get away with it.
Learn from this situation. Grow from it. You are not your parents, and not all relationships fail.
1. Always lock the door when you’re taking a shower.
On any given day, photos of babies (human, feline, canine) probably attract more positive attention in our social media newsfeeds than posts that are actually newsworthy.
“This is exasperating!”
Parenting is a tough job, but it’s got to be exponentially harder if your child is a total loser.
I was convinced I would be the ultra hip mom who let her son be whoever he was and not try to force “boyish” things on him like trucks and sports. But as it has turned out for me, boys have proven to be almost exactly like the warnings I received.
We live in a world that places such a premium on the opposite of depression — on that ever-elusive dream of happy, whatever that is — that sometimes we forget that sometimes all we need is just to be okay. Knowing that someone is there. That they will listen. That they care.
“You and your brother are probably the two good things your father ever did with his life,” my mother said on the phone after I told her of his death. “I think, really, that’s a fine legacy.”
Becoming a mother, for me, has not been a natural process.