Michele sent me, Karamia, and I think the gist of your post could be written by every parent who ever existed.
On the days when you strive to be perfect in your son's eyes, and you fail, sit him down and explain your failings and tell him what you strive for. He will learn the lesson and be the better for your explanation.
What Kenju said! (She's usually pretty good about writing the good stuff!)
Congratulations, on Boo's birthday, on being Michele's site of the day, and especially on being chosen by someone who so plainly loves your site! Enjoy the attention, and the spike in the statistics:-)
Michele sent me,
I feel that way frequently--and every day I'm bewildered (and thankful!) by the fact that I haven't totally screwed my kids up. Yet. :)
Sounds like you're doing a bang up Mom job!
Hello, Michele sent me, and congrats on site of the day!
Michele sent me, too! Looks like a trend! (congrats on being her site of the day!)
My son is getting old enough now that I've started wondering these same things, myself.
You have tapped into a universal feeling, it seems. Beautifully, too.
First a belated happy birthday to Boo!
And congratulations for being the SOTD at Michele's.
As a mother, your questions are normal. We all feel this way about ourselves, about our children. No one can be a perfect parent or for that matter a perfect child.
I'm not a parent, but I can feel the depth of your love for your child in your words.
Michele sent me today.
Hello, KaraMia, Michele sent me to your site of the day. This is a lovely post. I know I took from my parents some of their best and worst habits, an odd assortment, some of which I didn't even know I had until someone else pointed them out. But the best thing you can pass on is love and trust, everything else is gravy.
Happy Birthday to Boo. Enjoy reading your blog. Have a great day
Happy site of the day! Beautiful. I honestly think that you are better than two parents. Don't sweat it.
Hi Michelle sent me. Your words, and the thought behind them, are beautiful.
Aww, happy birthday, kid.
Happy Birthday Little Man.
Hope you had a great day.
This was a good read, well done.
oh BTW, Michele sent me...whatever that means...Is this Michele like Where's Waldo??
Being a good parent is the hardest job of all, and the most important, too. I am glad you keep in mind that you are never going to be perfect. No point in holding yourself to unrealistic goals. Your child is lucky to have a mom who cares about the impressions she makes and the lessons she teaches. Some never ponder the things you do. Happy belated Birthday to your guy! Michele sent me, and it has been such a lovely visit! :-)
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