Blogging doesn’t allow readers to hear the 20 minute pause that just went speeding by as I earnestly tried to think of a biblical parent to model and share. Odd, because the hundreds of parenting magazines, articles, books and other parents I consult indicate it is possible to be a ‘good’ parent, but… I’ve put pretty much every theory and tip into practice and still fall short.
In fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that God is the most permissive, let ‘em go and see how they turn out parent and apparently Jesus turned out okay! I think? And I wouldn’t dare say otherwise for fear of lightning bolts.
I want to be a GOOD parent! Is this an unreasonable desire?
This post will have to be short because I just finished doing Miralax shots with my daughter. She has Crohn’s and needed a ‘cleaning’ day so being a ‘good’ parent I participated. I didn’t do nearly as much as her but my intestines are beginning to talk.
According to my daughter, I’m the ‘odd’ parent. She usually says I’m a ‘good’ parent but she’s a bit on edge today so I’ve only received a few grunts and snarls between exhausted tears of frustration.
Quite frankly I am ready to growl back. Thankfully she is in the bathroom and to pounce upon her would be a disgusting mess so I will refrain.
If you have any biblically inspired suggestions to help me with Colossians 3:21, I’d love to give them a try because I am truly empty! Or will be when nature calls.
Do not frustrate your children, or they may lose heart.