The recent article entitled “Why You’re Never Failing as a Mother” in the Huffington Post makes me smile. It’s a great article with good perspective on the overly-critical over-analyzing that define parents of this day and age.
My favorite quote from the article states:
“Your job is to provide your child with food, shelter, encouragement and love, and that doesn’t have to be solely provided by you either — feel free to outsource, because they didn’t just pull that “it takes a village” proverb out of the air.
Mommy and Me classes, homemade lactation cookies and learning Cantonese is all gravy, and if you can throw them in the mix once in a while, good on ya, Lady. I have about 9,000 things I’ve pinned on Pinterest and I think I’ve done four of them, which is fine by me, because those are above and beyond goodies, and not part of my just-scraping-by norm.”
As far as scraping-by, its refreshing to see that this is the norm. Scraping-by is called “Parenting”. Simplifying life is the key here and knowing that the bar can be lowered a bit is extremely refreshing.
One group was left out of the article though, the Dads who make it all great. A special shout out to the awesome Super-Daddies out there who spend their nights on the night shift with the molar-growing 1-year-olds. Who knew that the Pooh bear blanket and Redskins hog pillow would make such a nice adult bed?