I try to take a positive approach to parenting. I feel like I’m doing my best most of the time. But of course, you worry. I mean, there are so many things to worry about–huge things like birth defects, failure to thrive, kidnapping.
I don’t know if you know this, but taking responsibility for another human being is a huge deal.
I am proud of my kids. They are turning out great. My kids are nice and interesting and good. But you just never know. There’s so much to think about and hope for, and then you realize there are little things that may be slipping through the cracks. I believe that I am a good mom, but I know I have personal failings that will effect my kids.
Here’s what I’m worried about.
I Don't Encourage Creativity Enough
I'm worried that I don't encourage them to be creative enough. I am not artistic or very creative. I don't paint or draw cute little things. I don't really even decorate our house very nice. I do blog and I think my kids will be decent writers, but I wish I encouraged them more and I wish that they would enter projects in the Art Expo at school and win. There's so much focus in school now on the fundamentals like math and reading, so I know it's my job as their mom to augment their Art education. But I don't do it as much as I feel like I should.
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