I think it is funny how we compare our parents to a checklist of good and bad. My checklist was learned from my parents and while I tried as hard as I could not to grow up and be like my mom….I did anyway. I’ve made similar mistakes raising my daughter, paying my bills, and building a career. The good news, is that my daughter will come to the same realization in about 20 years.
I’ve always believed that you can love your parents but you don’t have to like them. Afterall, they are just people.
Take note of their good sides, but take closer look on the bad sides.
When it’s our turn to be kids, we loved our parentsso much. You show your dad that you can throw a baseball or show your mom the beautiful flower you just picked. You’re always by their side; you hug them and cry if you can’t see them.
Then, we enter the teenage years. We may despised because they’re intruding. They’d want to teach us life lessons but we wanted to live our own life differently and not be told what to do.
They say we’ll go back to loving them more once we grew out of the teenage years. When we started having our own families, they say we’ll be exactly like our parents. I hope not.
Criticize your parents. Don’t hate them so much that you don’t recognize their good side; and don’t love…
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