I read the following from an article about raising children recently:
“You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut up”
I found it entertaining, yet there are some truth in it.
The children must be wondering what went wrong with the parents.. I used to think like that when I was a child; I could not understand why my parents do not allow me to go out with my friends at night, why I should not stay overnight at friend’s house, why I must come back by 10pm if I ever goes to any birthday party.
Now that I am a mother of 2, I truly understand it. There are lots of concerns/worries that only parents will understand. There is no way for a child to understand your concerns no matter how many times you tried to explain to them. The only time they understand it is when they are parents themselves. Just like me.
Thanks to my parents who say no to many of my requests back then.
Thanks to my parents who still love me despite my misbehaviors.
Thanks to my parents who accept me as who I am.
Thanks to my parents who never give up on me.