“The perfect parent”

The recipe to be a ‘perfect Parent’…

Time

Patience

Love

Knowledge

Now before you have children you imagine becoming this ‘perfect parent’. In my mind a perfect parent is one of those parents who has so much time for their child, is always taking them out on day trips with a home made packed lunch, will sit down and read to their child every night and who always looks presentable. I also thought I would look all ¬†glamorous as a Mum but in reality I could not care less what I look like half the time!

Now in reality I now know that no one is a ‘perfect parent’ as life is not always perfect – no matter how much money or time you have you just can’t be perfect all the time. I take the boys out on day trips and we forget our lunch so we have to make a mad dash to the shop for some sausage rolls and bits, and I look around and see families who have all got home made stuff and I think to myself why can’t I be like that and actually be organised but in reality those other families are probably just having a good day!

In the world we live in today everyone judges each other – it’s just the way it is, everyone does it at some point. I believe people judge me as a parent as I look a lot younger than I am (31) and I have three boys who I call my little hooligans! I also have a disabled son so I know people look at me and judge and some days I do get it wrong and I’m the first to admit this but as long as I try, I love and I listen I know sometimes I am that perfect parent in someone’s eyes.

Raising children is hard – it is so hard and as parents we really should work together to help each other and to educate each other as we are all specialists in some area of parenting. That may be poop explosions or getting your child to do their homework (I need to find the person who can do this to help me!)

I now know that there is no such thing as a perfect parent however you are a perfect parent in the eyes of some little humans and that is all that matters.

I am writing this blog from a hospital chair sat next to my very poorly little boy. I also have two other little boys at home, I could massively beat myself up now about the other two missing out but I’m working this to the best of my ability and at the moment as I said earlier life is not always perfect we just have to work with it.

Tori xxxx

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