And Another Thing I Learned ..

Another thing I learned from my children was to forgive my parents!  So many of the difficulties my parents faced were invisible to me because they they didn't occur to me as a child.  Having repeated some of my parents mistakes and invented a few of my own I feel more understandiing and appreciative of them.  So along with all the joys of parenthood I have gained, because I have really enjoyed  my children, I also lost the burden of all those grudges I carried. Great!

gooddog99 gooddog99
51-55, M
4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

Nice story.

and dont you just hate it when you come out with their sayings....."eat all your food, don't you know there are children in Africa starving?"<br />
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I could never work out how eating MY food was going to help the starving children

My mother used to say teenagers were a grandparents revenge.<br />
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Now as I'm a mother of a 17 year old, I realize MY mother wasn't always right, but about this, she was spot on !

That does happen as we get older and gain new insight!