I have heard many a mother and father complain about how they are failures as parents whenever their child does something wrong (or plain stupid). I may not have children of my own, but I know it’s all too easy to fall into this idea that when your child makes a mistake, it is your fault as parents.
What everyone can’t see online is the struggle parents go through to get their kids out the door in the morning, or to smile for half a second for a family picture. The whole word just sees that half a second of happiness that is posted online.
As a result, you get a false sense of reality, believing that all the other parents in the world are perfect and you are absolute failures because your kid can’t decide if he or she wants goldfish or graham crackers for dinner.
It’s all too easy to get discouraged by this. Sure, it is the parents’ duty to teach their children correct, true, and righteous principles. This does not mean that by teaching your children these things, they won’t make mistakes.
When we were children, we all made mistakes. Our parents taught us right from wrong and still we somehow end up making poor choices and doing things we now regret.
Fast forward to the present day and you have children of your own. The joke’s on you because now your own children are doing the same to you … and you learn to appreciate your parents much more.
You aren’t the only parent in the world who feels this way. Here are 16 more tweets to prove you are not alone:
1. Butler experience necessary
2. Try not to laugh
3. Just another school day
4. How much do you like yelling?
5. How have we survived?
6. Who are you again?
7. When you’ve got great advice ..
8. Distracted driving
9. Taking mini vacations
10. Love and madness ..
11. Who knows what’s in the couch
12. Piece of cake!
13. Early is still late
14. Eat your veggies
15. 1st child vs. 2nd child
16. Best feeling in the world
Have parenting woes and stories to tell of your own? Share them in the comments!