Being a parent is a dream, being a parent is an accomplishment, being a parent is a blessing but being a parent is more than a parent ever knows.
Being a parent is not being just a parent.
Being a parent is also not being just a friend.
Being a parent is not being just a teacher.
But, being a parent is being the child itself and placing yourself in those shimmering glitter bellies, black leather school shoes, canvas sneakers, and high stellitoes.
Being a parent is letting your child approach you at any second of the day no matter how busy you are. It is letting your child ask stupid questions a million times and you replying back with the same calmness as the first time. It is making them realize by actions that you’re there for them instead of just constantly reminding them about it through words.
Being a parent is not just permitting them on their decisions for their future but also accepting their failure when they fail to stand up to their own words. It is to permit them the next hundred times for the next hundred varied decisions and constantly proving them that they’ll be good at it. It is to first let them start before you remind them of what will follow.
Being a parent is to correct your child in private and defend them in public. It is to cover their flaws with a beautiful quilt of appreciation infront of the world so that they are motivated to be a better them and to truly be the beautiful quilt one day. It is to always caress their scarred skin. There’s no need to tell them that they’re the most beautiful thing on earth but to be honest and tell them that there are millions who are different from them and prettier but what’s them is them. What’s them is theirs and yours to love.
Being a parent is not telling your child that you’ll die for them if needed because in the very first place they don’t want you to do that. They want you to live and so being a parent is to tell them that you want to live and see them happy and that you’ll lay back resting on that couch waiting for them to return to you and make them proud.
Being a parent is realizing that you and your child can have different perspectives and mindset and it is OKAY. It to to understand that your views and concepts may differ. It is important to know they might have had different experiences in life at a tender age which you might not understand and then you need to sit down and resonate with each other instead of graving them under your beliefs and way of dealing with life. Let them try out their ways so you’ll know what goes on in their brain.
Being a parent is so much more than any parent has ever been and what we as parents can ever be.
There is growth not only in the life of a child but in the life after being a parent too. You grow everyday by learning about your child. You grow everyday by practicing with them. You grow everyday by knowing about their experiences and their way of dealing with them.
Being a parent is being
a parent a child.