Sometimes y'all, I just don't get people. I suppose we're not supposed to, but I'm not all that complicated or complex. At least I don't think so.
I'm a mother. I'm a woman. I'm sure there's more, but those are my top two for now ... till I write more. ;)
(I like long walks on the beach, I long for a vacation, I long for a clean house, I like too many kinds of crafty projects ... )
So as a mother - I have goals and ambitions - for my Peanut. I want to see her grow into a responsible young woman. I want her to be strong, independent, empathetic, kind, considerate, compassionate, loving, responsible, and smart. I'm sure there are more things I want for her but that's a good list to start with right? I feel like that's my job - to teach her those things. To correct her when she missteps but to help her see the why of the correction, and how the changes will affect her or others around her.
Her father and I are not together anymore. I don't agree with some of his parenting styles or ideas, but I choose my battles. As long as my child is safe and being cared for, I don't feel I have a say in what happens at his house. He might not believe it but I really do choose my battles. The things I need to engage on, I do. Otherwise, I let that shit go. Why let it eat me up?
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't get me wrong - because there are some things that PISS ME OFF!!! But I evaluate ... will me saying anything cause any change (normally not) so why waste my energy? One foot in front of the other, keep moving forward...
But some parents can't seem to do this, and I can't understand why. I don't get why parents would choose to play mind games with their children, instead of encouraging them to become better human beings. That saying about wanting more for your children than you have or had - doesn't seem to apply to them. And I don't get it.
Anyone out there get it? Can you splain it to me? Please?