Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hindsight is 20 / 20

Sigrid will be 12 in March. This was her first look at her world. Laura has the girls fix their lunches. I think she has them make the sandwiches for all week and each day they put one in their lunch sack. Laura looked at Sig's stack of sandwiches and each had a big bite taken out of them!
Helen said it best about raising kids! Hindsight makes it easy, but when you are in the throes the task it is not so simple. My recipe for raising is "not too much"!!Just think if you add too much love you get doting. Too much freedom dangerous. Too much togetherness, hovering. Too much praise makes one think they are perfect. Too much discipline becomes cruelty. No discipline makes one lax. The list could go on and on. Guess that is why being a parent is a for those less than 50!! Most parents are doing more than parenting. The good ones are trying--Erin said--"doing our best"!! So what more could be expected of a parent than doing their best. Hindsight makes any chore an easy one!

2 comments:

Sister--Three said...

I think Sig is a problem solver and someone had been getting her "fixed" sandwiches!

Margie's Musings said...

I agree with you! Many Millennials today get way too much and not enough training in manners and respect. Mothers work nowadays and many of them do not take the time to train their children even in the basics. They are overwhelmed with their careers and all the work waiting for them at home.