Never “I Told You So”

I’m thirty five years old. I have a history of thirty five years of experiences, thirty five years of mistakes, thirty five years of learning.

You are five. You have a history of five years, much of which you might not remember. You haven’t grown to the place that I was at when I made the mistakes that I made at ten. You haven’t grown into the types of mistakes that I made at thirteen. Or seventeen. You are no where near the mistakes that I made at twenty five. You are not yet at the mistakes that I will make at 37 or 40. I’m not yet in that place, myself.

I watch you make the mistakes that you will make. Sometimes I ask you to think about what a consequence might be if you continue to do something. But then when you come to me hurting when that thing happens, I hug you near and whisper “I know. It hurts. It hurts a lot. I’m here for you.”

Never “I told you so. “

  2 comments for “Never “I Told You So”

  1. August 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Love your blog ! Hoping and praying that someday I can be a gentler parent then I am. It’s hard but reading your blog gives me hope!! and congratulations!

  2. sylicia
    September 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    So lovely. Will remember this.

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