Wednesday, March 25, 2009

BufBloPoFo '09 - Day Twelve - Hello, Children!

I have dispensed some sage parental advice in my Day Nine and Day Seven blogs.

And honestly, I'm too friggin' tired to offer any more. I spent most of my evening trying (unsuccessfully) to get my mother's computer to work properly. Just about the last thing I wanted to do upon my return home was sit down at MY computer and blogetty-blog.

This is all I can say about parenting:

Be understanding. Whatever age the child is now, you were that age too, and probably just as annoying (if not more so).

Be patient. When they're driving you up a wall, cut 'em some slack.

Be loving. Look, these young persons are, quite literally, a part of you. How can you not love that? Embrace them for all of the similarities and differences. Show them that you appreciate them for who they are.

Be the parent you would want (and maybe had). Make time for them. Play, talk, share. It's all good.

Be supportive. Even if you don't understand.

OK, I'm tired. Gotta get to sleep. I'll be refreshed and ready for Day 13!!!


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your parenting advice. May I cut and past it to my blog so I can be reminded of it daily! You also make a great statue, good luck with that!