Sometimes I feel like I was blessed with three wonderful and inquisitive and insightful children.
Other times I wonder if their disobedient behavior is a direct correlation to the dreadful way I behaved as a child.
Either way, there are good days and bad days.
Its a good thing that despite their behavior, they are loved and treasured every day.
The Good and the Bad of Parenting
Good: Your children have finally grasped the concept of picking up after themselves and being tidy.
Bad: They demonstrate this talent by trying to clean up the parking lot at Walmart… (i.e. used napkins, old gum, socks…)
Good: The kids are able to play independently on the computer and are really learning from great sites like Starfall and PBS kids.
Bad: They are curious by nature, and seem to be drawn to that delete button right by your in-box.
Good: Manners and Etiquette are starting to really sink in!
Bad: Your child now burps and farts everywhere you go just so he can proudly proclaim, “Excuse Me!”
Good: The kids want to help with laundry.
Bad: They start by taking every piece of clothing and folding it into a undistinguishable blob then get bored after seven minutes and leave you to re-do everything.
Good: You finally hit a stride in parenting where everyone has a general idea of what is expected of them, and you are able to co-exist peacefully.
Bad: You leave the house.