Monday, February 15, 2010

Mother of the year... me.

I don't think a person can be all good or all bad. That also applies to parenting. Moms and dads can not be amazing parents every single day. There are people like me, who have made huge mistakes. Gigantic, horrible mistakes. When you have lived the way I have, or did, it's a very heavy weight to carry. The knowledge that if you had done better, your children, the people you love the most, would be emotionally better. Their lives would be better. They would be happier.
But I can't LIVE in that. The other side of the coin is, I've done some good things as a mom as well. There has been times that I have really 'wowed' the girls with my motherly skills.
What I'm trying to say is this. To quote Oprah, "When you know better, you do better." I hope my girls know better....


Lolo said...

Regret sucks. As in, sucks the life out of your life. Some times the weight of it bows me down and I need to remind myself that at the very least, I can tell my children that I've taught them what not to do. So there's that.

Visual Vamp said...

It's been a long time since Oprah has lived a hard life.
Sometimes you know better and you still can't, or don't do better.
You do what you can do, and the other stuff evolves.
Send me the manuscript babe, and let me have a look.
xo xo