As parents we raise our children not knowing if we are getting it right or not. Let’s face it, as it has been said, these little bundles of joy don’t come with instruction manuals. I know here some of you are going to say yes there is but think about that a moment. It might give you a good general idea but there is nothing there that says instruction manual for your particular child. Remember these little buggers aren’t all created the same. Again I know what you’re going to say but the fact is here where we live they aren’t. Some are smarter, some more athletic, some prettier, and some just born mean as snakes and all the books in the world aren’t going to fix that, might slow them down a bit but turn on the news and you’ll get what I’m talking about.
Of course you have good parents and bad parents and even middle of the road parents but even the best parents in the world can turn out a bad one and a really bad set of parents can turn out the next best hope for humanity.
If you’re asking what has brought this all up, it’s simple. My lovely daughter called me last night to impart some really great news to me and I was left sitting there wondering how this came to be. Don’t get me wrong, what she told me she has worked hard for and deserves. She also did this in spite of being raised by one hell of a crazy single mother, an even crazier grandmother, not to mention input a lot of times from some really really crazy uncles. Don’t get me wrong they are great guys but damn they are so male. Can you image how confusing it must have been for her to see her feminazi, as she called me, mother locking horns with her very I’m the man uncles? Then of course there is the man who I married but that was after any major damage was done. Hell I’m not even sure how she survived the fallout not to mention what she is doing and where her life is going. Did I through all that craziness get a few things right? Evidently I did although I think most of it comes from just the type of person she is and her own inner strength. I’m proud of you baby girl and I have been from the day you were born.