It’s hard to express your love for your kids without coming off as a supercilious, sanctimonious, smarmy McSmarmypants. You know, kinda like listening to an actor yammer on and on about their “craft.”
Oh stop already, nobody cares about your “creative process.” You’re pretending to be someone else not curing cancer.
And so it goes with parenting. Nobody really cares about how much you love your kids. So long as you aren’t dangling them off balconies or chaining them to the water heater in the basement, folks-at-large are just as happy not to hear about your life and times as a parent. Unless, maybe, you are Louis C.K. or some other funny motherclucker who happens to be a genius at satirizing parenthood.
But I am most certainly not Louis C.K. and so I’m not going to wax poetic about the great love I have for my children here. What I will do is share with you the 10 things I really want my daughter to know. The 10 things I am going to work like hell to impart to her as she grows up in this crazy-ass world.
Raising a daughter is a tricky business. As much as I want to control her environment and keep her away from that evil Barbie bitch and her big knockers and impossibly tiny waist I ultimately can’t control her exposure. As much as I want her to grow up with the self-assurance that she is unbelievably beautiful and that it really, truly has nothing to do with her appearance, I know she’s eventually going to get her hands on a damn Seventeen magazine and probably end up feeling bad about herself. Or worse, come away thinking that batting your eyes at some dude and pretending to be interested in video games or football is the way to get a guy to like her.
I saw this sweet article by Lindsay Russell on Huffington Post, what she wants her daughter to know, and decided to do the same thing for my Wylet.
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