How our imperfections are in fact quite necessary.
How anything worth doing is worth doing wrong...wait....
How our crashing and burning is very vital to being great parents.
We live in a society that tells us to be the best you can be. Parents watch other parents with the scornful eye and all of us are expected to be perfect. Even Grammy Sue would say "anything worth doing is worth doing right."
But I say horse-crap!
Today we discuss how this short-sighted mentality has bred a crop of parents that have learned to not execute on anything unless all of the conditions are in perfect alignment for success. We have lost the risk in our life-tasks that helps hone and sharpen our abilities, all in the name of "perfection."
In the shooter world (I'm an avid shooter if you didn't know) there is a phrase that I love. Amateurs train until they get it right. Professionals train until they get it wrong. You see, when you push your limits and boundaries, you are destined to fail. But those failures are fantastic!
And there is no magical shield that protects us from this phenomenon in parenting. As a parent you will screw up. It is inevitable. But there is an inherent power and healing that needs to occur between parent and kiddo during that time.
So I say, be the perfect parent by embracing and growing from your imperfections. Maybe, juuuust maybe, our kids will learn that it's okay to screw up and grow from their screw ups too.
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