Isn’t that a great title?
Well, how about this: Ten One or Two Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting.
My little Peanut turns ten today. I always thought I’d have a big list of all of the things I’ve learned about parenting by now. I’d be a better, smarter, wiser parent after ten years. I’d know when to hold my ground; I’d know when to acquiesce. I’d be grounded; I’d be patient. I’d be fun yet firm, compassionate yet motivating.
Huh. I can’t say that’s the way I am. I try to be all of those things. But often I am impatient. Or grumpy. Or unsure. That wasn’t my plan. I wanted to be amazing.
So what have I learned?
I have learned that you shouldn’t leave a baby on a couch alone and look at the baby with a scared face. (I just learned this piece in child development.)
And I have learned that sometimes Aaron Neville says it best.
Here you go, Peanut:
Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstandt singing her this duet from