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Parents, before I had kids I judged you. I’m sorry.

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I can so relate to this post! It’s natural I suppose to judge parents who appear unable to ‘control’ their children … until we ourselves become parents. Do you agree or disagree? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment 🙂

BigAndPinkyToes

Before becoming a mom I was an aunt for 15 years and had worked in after school programs for 5 years. I thought that meant I knew kids. I thought that gave me the right to be annoyed when you could not control your kid’s meltdown at the store or did not respond immediately when they called your name for the hundredth time. Oh yes, I thought I knew it all. For that I would like to say that I was wrong, and I am sorry.

The thing about not having kids and being a really good aunt is that you get to be fun with the kids more than responsible. Then you get to go home and sleep (or take an uninterrupted shower, watch a show without singing inanimate objects, eat sitting down for an entire meal etc. . .)

If you do not have kids the thing about being a…

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of loud laughter amidst tears; happy to follow God's lead while writing a word or two (and winning national awards) to make a difference in the lives of others.

6 thoughts on “Parents, before I had kids I judged you. I’m sorry.

  1. Totally relate. I don’t judge anymore!

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  2. Your post made me laugh. My daughters both have sons and prior to giving birth to their own children they had a lot of opinions. Now that they are mothers they do things that they never thought they would. Both of them are sleep deprived, have co-slept with their babies. go out without showering, and give them 100% priority. I sit back and laugh, reminding them to be very careful what they say about other parents of children older than their own because I can picture both being over protective of their boys for the rest of their lives.My son was the same with his daughter who is now 20. One never knows what kind of parent they will be until they have their own experience. Nice post!

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    • I love your comments which took me back to when my son was a baby. I would harshly judge parents who were always late and blamed it on the ‘baby’. Then I understood being ready to leave but the ‘baby’ threw up on his clothes and had to be changed or fell asleep. You really never understand until you are walking in the shoes of a parent! Thanks for stopping by; hugs!

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  3. When I was younger and during the years our children were small… I did believe that when the children grew older and went astray… the primary reason could be found somewhere in the way they were raised and taught… or not taught. Now that our living children are adult and have adult children of their own… I am still absolutely convinced that the parent’s example is paramount in the development of the youngsters… but I am also assured from experience that nothing is guaranteed. Absolutely nothing.

    I am very thankful that our children have done well… so I figure we must have done something right. But I have worked with many parents who have seemed to do everything right… and still live with heartbreaks concerning their children. Nothing is guaranteed…

    I say keep being a good example… keep praying… trust God… and love your kids to pieces no matter what.

    Galen

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    • I definitely agree Galen, and thanks for the reminder: some parents are good examples to their kids, work hard to do the right thing for and by them but yet … nothing is guaranteed. Your words are spot on and I really appreciate your sharing them here. God bles! 🙂

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