I wrote a post earlier this week, which was a lot of fun to do, an ABC on Marriage. It inspired me to do another one for parenting. (It just took me longer than I expected.) It is my ode to parents who share the joy and tribulations with me and my wife.
A is for Abstinence because I have to get the word in somewhere, maybe it will stick.
B is for Bratty that describes a behaviour every child will exhibit in their lifetime, irrespective of angelic appearance.
C is for Changing my life forever, for the better, in every way imaginable.
D is for Don’t let me tell you again!!
E is for Ever thought it would be so difficult? And so much fun? And so fulfilling?
F is for Fighting over the TV remote because watching the fourteenth repeat of a “Wizards of Waverley Place ” episode is not as much fun as you might think.
G is for Gorgeous, which pretty much sums up my daughter.
H is for Humour which is really cool once the kids developed a sense for one.
I is for If all you friends jump into a fire would you join them then?
J is for Jumping with joy when baby makes a poopoo in the potty and say Dada for the first time.
K is for Kid friendly movies, that doesn’t exist, even with an age restriction of 13.
L is for Learning new skills in parenting every time the kids have another birthday.
M is for Meaningful life which is only truly understood by those responsible for guiding young humans through the maze of life.
N is for Nothing which basically states what kids do around the house willingly.
O is for Original excuses and reasons given when caught red-handed with their hands in the cookie jar.
P is for Patience; just a different way of spelling Parenting.
Q is for Questions that echoes through your mind on whether you are making the right choices for the youngsters.
R is for Realising you sound just like your farther and understanding why he did and said those many unfair things.
S is for Screaming my lungs out at my son’s rugby match, turning into one of the crazed lunatics I swore I will never be.
T is for Tantrums that doesn’t necessarily stop when the kids pass the age of two.
U is for Unable to comprehend the nostalgia you will feel when they start doing things for themselves like tying shoe laces or buttoning a shirt.
V is for Very special moments like hugs and picnics and holidays and Christmas and watching them sleep.
W is for Wishing they could stay young forever.
X is for the tape across the broken window pane or the hugs and kisses on a self made Father’s day card.
Y is for Young, and the place where youth is wasted
Z is for Zebra.
To conclude, I read a quote once from someone who said: ” The older I get the wiser my parents seem to become.”