Parents: We Love ‘Em!
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my parents. This makes sense, since I’m on my way to becoming a parent myself! Parents also keep coming up in conversations with my friends. I’ve been asked a number of times lately if I’m concerned at all about my parents, and Erik’s parents, and boundaries once the baby comes. My honest answer is always, “Huh–no, not really!” and people tend to look at me like I’m a little naive. And maybe I am–but I honestly don’t see my parents or Erik’s as being anything but supportive, respectful–and of course super excited for our son and our journey of parenting!
See, unlike some adults who continually realize what they didn’t like about their parents, I am consistently realizing how amazing my parents really were/are! Erik and I agree–the older we get, the more appreciative of and in awe of our parents we are. We are so blessed; our parents, all four of them, were and continue to be incredible examples of, well, good parenting!
My parents, John and Karen, have somehow struck a perfect balance of love, freedom, discipline and silliness. I was their guinea pig, which sometimes I jokingly complain about, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Erik and I agree–we have the best parents in the world. They taught us so much, and we can’t wait to start employing the same skills with our son! Thank you to our parents! We can’t wait to see you learn to be our son’s grandparents as well.