Thursday, November 20, 2008
A little thinking... maybe too much
Whoever said being a parent was easy, obviously wasn't a parent! I think I've grown up with an "ideal" of how my life would go, and when I had kids, I envisioned just how their life would go too. Everything from going to basketball games, watching them play in the school orchestra, dance/piano lessons, to someday having their own kids. It's a hard thing to digest for me today realizing that my dreams for my children are sometimes not shared by them. I had hoped that my oldest going off to college would mean GREAT times, meeting new people, celebrating in a class finishing after having done well in it, and getting go to great sporting events with friends... just like I had done. Apparently it's not the same idea that she shares with her mother. There isn't really a solution, I suppose... more like a realignment in my thinking. I still love her, and I still am proud of her accomplishments... but today, I'm kinda sad about "losing" out on the "ideal"