….isn’t it ironic….

….song by Alanis playing through my head this morning….thinking of parenting….and how ironic life is….I think we have this whole parenting thing all wrong….we spend at least 18 years evaluating and overthinking every decision we make…from what is for dinner to where we are going on holiday…on our children….we cry at night over difficult situations….we smile through the day to keep up the happy….we take the blame for break-ups not wishing to complicate relationships….we pass up on people and experiences coming our way if it does fit with our notion of what-if for our children…

….then we spend the next part of our life justifying and defending our every decision…..our parenting skills….our choices….what we did not say….what we said….why….and….how….whilst we did the best we could with what we knew and had in circumstances that were very real to us….all for love and acceptance and the right to be called a caring….involved….parent….being there no matter what our children were going through….loving through everything until we are spent….

….isn’t it ironic…..

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