I now know I am not alone and this makes me feel so much better about my parenting skills…or lack of. We all know that kids do not come with manual, although they should, so when I came to the realization that I am actually not a bad parent, it was awesome. So, what helped me figure out that, just like me, there are other parents who have no idea what they are doing either?
Knock Knock: I’m a Parent?
I wonder why I hadn’t bought this book before! I mean, yes I didn’t know about it, but wow, it would have saved me some tough days of feeling powerless.
This journal is a must have for every single parent out there…dads too.
By now you might think this book is all about being serious and looking back on what you did wrong…well, this is not that kind of journal. This is actually a comedic one!
I’m a Parent? – Journal Features
This parenting journal is filled with playful prompts and silly quotations that help you see that you are doing a good job.
- Featuring over 70 sympathetic quotes
- The perfect gift for every new or expecting parent
- 7 x 9.5 inches, 160 pages; paperback with lay-flat binding; full-color throughout; ribbon page marker
What is in my journal so far?
Well, I haven’t written on my journal a lot, but there is this one entry that will haunt me for the rest of my life. One that will cause my grandchildren to laugh and my sons to blush in the background:
The boys asked to take a shower. I thought, a shower, I can go and finish my work as they shower…because there is no way they can drown in a shower or cause any mayhem, right? Well, as I was finish my work for the day, sitting on the couch in the living room, I heard A. knowcking on the wall which means that he is ready to get out…well…I walk towards my room and see a HUGE puddle of water on my carpet…and by huge I mean HUUUUUUGE!!
Boys thought it would be fun to stop the water from draining which created a pool in my bathroom and hall in my bedroom, a pool fit for a Polly Pocket pool-party!
Man was that a huge mess!! I guess you actually can create mayhem while taking a shower, huh!?
When I received this book in the mail I felt like it could read my mind because I sometimes doubt that what I do is the right thing, or that it will have a positive impact on my children’s life.
But then I realized that no matter in which level my parenting skills are, I am a good parent, a good mother. No matter how bad a day could have been, my boys still love me not only because I am their mother, but because of who I am.
I am often reminded that I am their best friend. On tough days my oldest son will pick up a photo of his dad and me with big smiles, and he asks me to be happy, just like I was when that photo was taken. I am bathed with hugs and sloppy kisses, and even slobbery boogers when they have a cold, on a daily basis. Even on a tough day, they tell me how much they love me. And yes, at times they do tell me I am a bad mom whenever they don’t get their way. But this is what parenting is all about, to be there when they need you no matter what. No strings attached. Just be there to hold them, to walk them down the right path, to love them and bathe them back with sloppy kisses (and we will leave the slobbery boogers for another time).
I’m a parent? Yes. And a very relieved, happy, and lucky one!
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