Parenting Do-Overs


I didn’t introduce my kids to different kinds of foods when they were toddlers, and now they only eat pasta, pizza and hamburgers.  Do-over!  

I didn’t set limits on tv watching when they started kindergarten, and now it’s a tv free-for-all in my house after school.  Do-over!   

If only I could go back in time and force my younger self to take all of the advice that I ignored back then, I could save my children from being ruined forever.  Sigh.

But this is life, right?  We make mistakes, we move on, and we do the best we can.  Our children, no doubt, will at some point blame us for all of their problems, and all we’ll be able to do is apologize for our many, many errors in judgment.  

They’ll shake their heads at us and wonder HOW we could have let them watch so much television (mom, I can’t believe I have attention problems because of you!), or WHY we never forced them to eat Brussels sprouts (mom, I’m it’s all your fault that I have a carbohydrate addiction!).  But we’ll just sit back, and wait for them to have kids of their own.