Friday, September 26, 2008

Unprepared


It was an odd realization.

At my age, my mother was raising a 15-year old.

Me.

I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like to parent a kid who is smack in their teens.

In high school.
Begging to drive everywhere with their learner’s permit.
Asking to go to Homecoming.
Applying for scholarships and deciding what they want to be “when they grow up”.
Lugging a backpack that weighs more than my little 2-year old himself.

It makes me appreciate my parents all the more.
Somehow I am so not getting the “with age comes wisdom” thing… I feel unprepared and out of my element. How much more so if I was a young parent?!

I’m far from perfect, but I think these folks did a bang up job with the neurotic kiddo they had to work with. To their credit, much of what I think is good about parenting comes from them. I love you Mommio and Papa.

3 comments:

Mr. Daddy said...

Maybe your not perfect, but you are perfect for me. and seeings as this is a kinda tribute to your parents, I got to say that to know them is to love them, and to know them well is to RESPECT them and love them more...

Mr. Daddy

Stacy said...

What a great tribute to your parents. :) Love that reminiscing shot, too!

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