What do you think of the note Erik made for me when he was four? I can't recall the circumstances but HE WAS MAD. What I do remember is a little brown-eyed-boy marching out of his bedroom and presenting me with this note. I kept it as a reminder that I’m not always right and to listen to what he has to say.
I have a question.
Q: Did ANYONE ever sit down and tell you how hard parenting would be?
(Someone in the background shouts out, “That, my friend, is a dumb question!” in reference to the previous blog post.)
Touché! I deserved that.
But seriously, NO ONE ever told me how difficult it would be.
Each phase has its set of challenges. I want to parent consistently, except what works with Claire doesn’t always work with Megan and the same goes for Erik. I want them to learn from my mistakes, but I know that with their personalities, many things they will have to learn in their own way.
So I try to tell them I love them often. Because, while I may not like how they might be acting at the moment, I do love them no matter what. It’s a forever type of love.