My kids eat when they’re hungry, and stop eating when full.
If we don’t clean our plates we still have dessert.
In the summer, they don’t have a bedtime.
Little Guy can go all day without a shirt if he wants (at home).
Diva can play the piano for 8 hours straight as long as she gets done what I need.
They’re healthy, they’re virgins, they don’t do drugs, they don’t drink, they excel at their activities, they get commended on TAKS, and they love me, God and each other. And yes, they can play in the rain.
There are a lot of “experts” who either don’t have children, have kids who give them lots of trouble or have failed miserably, have kids who don’t speak to them after they grow up and have free will, etc…
Constructive and loving feedback always welcome. In fact, I’ll seek it out constantly from my panel of REAL experts. If you’ve not walked the long parenting mile successfully: “Bite us and our ice cream suppers!”
We wake up joyful everyday (ok, MOST days).