Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I listened to a podcast today where three individuals were talking about how they wanted to teach their kids that being an adult is awesome, so they felt compelled to make life choices that proved it. I nearly laughed out loud. Being an adult is awesome. We get to make our own decisions, come and go as we please, and carve out our own destinies. Sort of.

The thing is, I never think this way. I never think that it's my job to show my kids how awesome it is to be an adult. I think, like you do, that who you are is more important that what you do. I should not only be who I want to be, but also think about how who I am and how I act is shaping who they are and how they act.

But I never think about it in terms of "awesome." Being a kid is hard and being an adult is hard. But life is also beautiful and messy and fun. It's playful and serious, sweet and sad. I feel it's my responsibility to give my kids a fair view of life -- it can be all these things, and the grass is always greenest where you're standing.