Friday, August 22, 2008

The Children We Dream of...

Knowing how overwhelmed I have been feeling as a parent these days, a dear friend sent me the link to this article today. I found it amusing and greatly encouraging!

The children we dream of and the ones we get

Scripps Howard News Service
2008-08-21 00:00:00

Oh, how I remember all those wonderful children I was going to have.

The perfect children who wouldn't talk back to me, ever have a bad attitude, fight with their siblings, the ones who wouldn't disobey.

Actually, I think it was more that I was going to be the perfect parent. After all, even before I had children, I knew about original sin. I just always figured that I would respond to it so beautifully and so consistently, that I could help tame the effects of The Fall -- at least in my own household. I wouldn't get tired, I would never allow something to slide because it wasn't worth battling over, I would certainly not just laugh at the silliness of the moment or the argument, and hope my kids might too...

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