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So this blog was inspired by my date with Nicole 🙂 yea yea I know I’m suppose to be over her and whatnot. Don’t worry I have a broad smile on me and I think I’m fine. What am I reminiscing you ask? Well while on our date at bush gardens we met many kids and me being a kid myself love kids and so I was goofy and crazy with random stranger kids. I had a 5lb bag of gummy worms and teddy and stuff and I was giving it away!
Yea I know what you are thinking, “omg you are the stranger with the amazing candy my mommy warned me about!” No I’m not. I just love kids. And hins quality of mine had my baby smiling the whole time. She told me last night that I would make a great father.
There was a time when I didn’t want to have a relationship let alone be a father. I’m sure each one of you out there have been through these phases or maybe you are stuck somewhere in between. But my question is how do you know that you will make not a good parent but rather a great one. Here is my two cents from what I have experienced and been through as a kid growing up.
1st of all you have to remember one thing is that you were a kid once. Remember when your parents kept saying that they were kids once but for some reason it always seemed like they forgot what it was like to be a kid. My advice is don’t forget that.
Growing up you hated how your parents treated you sometimes if not most. Try not to do that. Treat them as your child. Yea I know it sounds confusing but what I mean is that be understanding. Don’t just say no to everything without a real reason. If all they keep hearing from you is “no” all the time they won’t like you much. They will only tolerate you because they have no choice as you are their parent. Of course kids make unreasonable demands sometimes. Just pick your fights and battles. Give in to some of those demands and say no to others.
Your kids should be able to confide in you. Question is can they? Do you think you can be a cool parent? A cool parent is understanding not one who judges. Think you can handle that?
And lastly enjoy your kids. You nevedr know what will happen that might deprive you of the joy of enjoying them. Don’t get mad at the littlest things they do. If all they remember is your rage you have failed.
What are your thoughts?