The Best Blog Ever-The Metz Family: Why My Kids Are NOT The Center Of My World
So I'm cruising around Facebook today and found the most mind boggling blogs ever, at least for me, as a parent. It's called "The Metz Family:Why My Kids Are NOT The Center Of My World". My first thought was that whoever wrote this, is going to be in for a world of hurt. Then I read the whole thing. Changed my mind.
I can relate 100% to this mom "Stephanie". I get upset at other parents all of the time for babying their kids to the point of crippling them. Or doting on them to the point where they(kids) are spoiled rotten and unable to be on their own, UN-entertained for even a few minutes.
Here's one of my favorite quotes from Stephanie's blog:
Modern parenting and thinking makes me crazy. The young generations of today (yes, I sound old. I realize I'm only 29 years old.) are being taught that they shouldn't have to ever put up with anything doesn't make their hearts feel like rainbow colored unicorns are running around pooping skittles onto piles of marshmallows.
How absolutely funny is that, yet still so true? I guess for me anyhow. Everyone's entitled to their opinion and I respect that, but it's sure nice to find one that match's your own, for the most part.
I love my kids like crazy, but one of our jobs as a parent, is to teach them how to be adults. How to take care of themselves. How to be a productive citizen. How to be a good wife/husband even. How can you do this if you keep them sheltered from all of life's little lessons? At least when our kids are young, we are there to help them, through them.
Another favorite quote from Stephanie's blog:
When the TV gets turned off after the allotted time on the weekends, my kids are instructed to go play together in their room. I love and miss them during the work week, but I am not just a mom, I'm also Matt's wife, I'm also Stephanie, and I also run our household. There are things I have to get done, and my boys understand that. My children - while Matt and I both spend time playing with them - understand that the world doesn't begin and end with them. This allows them to find ways to entertain themselves, it builds imagination, and it teaches them to get along with each other without constant intervention.
Sorry this is so lengthy. But I had to share it with you. If you would like to read the entire blog, you can do so by clicking here. In fact, you should. Then comment below with your thoughts on it. Is her way of thinking to harsh in your opinion? Just right? What's your way of parenting? Do you think I'm wrong to agree with her? I don't, just an FYI. Let's talk about this!