I took my wife to the airport yesterday so she could fly to Michigan to see my daughter and her husband. Jessica was in her first Grand Rapids Civic Center play and we wanted to surprise her. Wish I could have gone as well but at least we were able to swing Mary’s trip.
I really am one of those proud parents that gushes about his kids. I really do think they are awesome. They have such incredible smarts as well as abilities. I am sure that this is an objective opinion and not just the ramblings of a moon struck dad! My kids really are the best! I know some of you think your kids are the best, but I am sorry to tell you that you are wrong! You can hang onto your fantasy world but you are sadly mistaken.
What is it about parents and our kid?. There are times they can drive us absolutely crazy and we can’t wait for them to grow up and move out. But, then there are those other times when we want to keep them young and hold onto them and never let them go.
I heard some parents talking the other day about creeping in late at night to their bedrooms to watch them sleep. The described the angelic looks on faces that a few hours earlier were anything than heavenly. How could they go from “demon child” to “wonderful” so quickly. And, no matter how angry we may get with them, we wouldn’t trade them for another parent’s less irritating children.
Kids are definitely a gift from God. Yeah, maybe we want to take the “gift” back to the store from time to time. But, the reality is that we wouldn’t give them up for a million bucks! So, my advice to you parents: let your kids know you are proud of them, even when they don’t do anything that great! They need to hear the words. And, you need to share them!