>The Cyclical Pattern of Parenthood

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How true Daddy's words when he said:

 

"All children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

– Anne Frank

Eventually a person must take responsibility for their actions, decisions, and for their life. I wonder how many people wish they had savored their childhood and the simplicity of just being a kid; instead of desperately wanting to grow up, get out, and "do what I want"….Once we make the decision to close our minds off to our parents advice and guidance we have also silently agreed to not later blame them for our screw ups. Some people spend years blaming their parents for their shortcomings…do you remember those days you didn't want to listen to reason? Do you remember when you said, "I wont be anything like you"? Or what about all the times you said, "I can't wait until I'm an adult, I will do whatever I want and you can't do or say anything about it"? Okay maybe some of us didn't get away with making those last two statements loud enough for our parents to hear…maybe we mumbled it under our breath…hmmmm or maybe some of us knew it was simply safer to think it, but not look as though we were thinking it….

Well you got want you wanted, you grew up, you're an adult…now get over it and live the rest of your life, and if you have kids (or plan on having some)…get ready to walk in your parents shoes…isn't irony grand?!?

-Natasha L. Foreman
Copyright 2010. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

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