She said to her daughter Hope today, "Don't look at me with such contempt!" Hope said, "I don't know what that word means," and walked away.
My older daughter Sandy apologized to me years ago about what a pain in the neck she was. She had two teenage boys and it opened her eyes. Here she is as a teen.
Well, I remember apologizing to my parents when Sandy was 2 years old! Not that she was bad, I just realized how much was involved in raising a child, how much you love them and how you worry about them. I finally understood why my parents had rules and why they tried to teach me right from wrong.
We used to laugh when my grandson Craig was 21 and would say, "I'm not going to let my son do this and that.! And I won't let him be a brat either!" Yeah, right. When Craig and his brother Jordan were little they had the attention spans of a flea and I would have to plan things for them to do all day long in 15 minute increments. If I didn't there would be whining and crying galore.
When they were older it was the park, hockey, bowling, a visit to the comic book store, a visit to the store that had skulls and bone stuff, movies, arcades, skateboarding, biking and scootering.
One day I suggested a lemonade stand in the park. They were very excited. We bought the lemonade and ice and set up a table. They asked 25 cents a cup. Some other boys saw what they were doing and set up their own stand and asked 10 cents a cup. Pretty soon there was name calling and punches flying. The boys came home crying.
Parenting isn't easy but it is definitely worth it.
The Motley Crew. It was kind of windy for Cherish that day!