Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people.
~ George Will
They exhaust you, confound you, frustrate you, revive you, warm you and, just to keep you humble, remind you that your are much too fast becoming old as they grow up much too fast.
And it’s a good thing god made them cute.
Hazel: You know, like, people used to have phones in the old days that didn’t leave the house.
Hollie: The old days? Ouch! Hazel, some people still have those.
Hazel: But isn’t that like, soooo 90’s?
Oh take heart my darling daughter, the mother of my extraordinary, much too wise and worldly smart, grand daughter.
Just as they enchant us, they humble us every single moment that they can seize in there child-like grip…like when my own precious daughter described to me the giant, black music discs they played in 3rd grade…or had me explain what is it I mean by dial this number for me…because what is dialing a number anyway, mom?!
:::patting the spot next to me:::
Come sit next to me, here on the old mommy bench. Be sure to save the space next to you because someday…
Try not to laugh too loud when that baton is passed.