What is the definition of being a parent?..
- a home to live in
- food on the table
- leading by example
anyone can be a parent..children don’t come with an instruction manual or a return policy..
Being a parent is the hardest job ever..you try and do your best and some times it seems like your best is not good enough…
We have always kept the door to communication open and have let Carlie talk to us about pretty much everything..
Some would call it ‘oversharing’ while others would say ‘good for you’
As she got older we had always told her that if she ever needed a ride home..no matter what time of day or night we would come and get her..
- no questions asked
- no yelling
- no screaming
- no saying..’you are grounded, young lady!’
- no arguing
- no passing judgement
Now she has called us a few times in need of a ride home..and we have gone..no questions asked…
This was one promise that we kept with her…and for that we are most grateful that she feels like she can call us no matter what…
Oh, we have made our mistakes but on the whole she has turned out to be a fine young woman…
Now you may be wondering where this is heading..well…
it seems that our favourite commenter has returned..
here is what he/she said with regards to our daughter’s injury on Friday night..
Getting drunk and breaking one's elbow is not something to be trivialized or rewarded for. It is usually a sign of a serious drinking problem.
I'm just shocked you would even be talking about this in a public blog.
so in answer to this comment I will say…
We do not condone our daughter’s behaviour..she is a grown woman and has a mind of her own..she works one full time job and a part-time one too..so there are weeks where she is working more than 60 hours….
Does she have a ‘drinking problem?..most definitely not..it was a night out on the town with her friends that ended with an injury!
Some bloggers would say just ignore the comment but this one was uncalled for…to say that we are condoning her behaviour and writing about it as a sense of reward is the furthest from truth..
I can remember when we were younger and would spend the evening at the bar..and drive home..that was the way it was with our generation..at least our daughter’s generation has the common sense to take public transit, a taxi, use a designated driver or call the parents for a ride..
Our lives are far from perfect and this blog is a recap of that not so perfect life!!..
Now as for you, Mr. Anonymous?…what kind of parent are you?..if you are a perfect one?..well, more power to you!!..I wish I could say that we are perfect but that would be unrealistic!!
Now for all the rest of the readers who were kind enough to comment and wish our daughter a speedy recovery, and without passing judgement or telling me that I should not have written about this accident…We want to say thank you…
This blog is far from perfect..it is our life…can’t be all fluff....some days just aren’t fluffy..some are ‘flat on our face..meet the sidewalk kind of days’…