18 September 2014
It's OK - to be an imperfect parent
Believe it or not, there were times when children used to play by themselves in their room, parents used to smoke around kids (see Mad Man), TV was the best babysitter (also seen in Med Men and experienced whenever in real need), and the only bed time routine was DARKNESS.
As Huffington Post puts it, " Jerry Seinfeld's Rant About Parenting And Bedtime Is A Thing Of Beauty" . If you haven't seen this already, Jerry Seinfeld on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you have to. It's beyond hilarious.
Jerry says : "Anybody that has kids now, I just think we're too into it." There is some truth in this, don't you think?! What about us, the parents, who's looking after us now? Who's worried about our state of mind on the verge of being crazy sometimes?
So when guilt corners you, instead of feeling guilty, realise that whatever you're doing is the best you can. And it's fine. And have a good laugh or a good cry to release the tension.
I recently found out that kids laugh around 300 times a day, whereas adults laugh only 5 times a day! Find a way to laugh more! With your kids. And have fun!
P.S.1 in case you're wandering the cute boy in the pictures above is Cristian around 4 years ago
P.S.2 it's ok to leave that book unfinished and closet clean up tips