We all know how it goes; there's no such thing as perfect parents, only perfect children. Actually, I'm wondering if it goes the other way around - feel free to set me straight. But I really do think some parents believe this.
We all know the type! Their child is accelerated, well behaved, way ahead of any milestone schedule - you know, Perfect!
I have met many such children and their parents and I'm amazed every time. I guess I should just really be in awe & wonder and oh so humbled for the chance to spend time with them.
I'm always torn - b/c I do not put my kids on a pedestal. Perhaps I should? I mean, they are great and I have a blast with them and enjoy them so much for the people they are, BUT; they are not perfect. And neither am I.
What really gets me though is when my child is having a moment of imperfection and lo & behold, it is around (or directed to) a perfect child. *Gasp*. Now, it has at times happened that I may have actually seen what took place and *a deep intake of breath* the perfect child was involved! Oh, the horror!
How do you respond when 2 kids are equally involved in an issue, but 1 is perfect while the other is not? I found I would struggle with play dates with certain playmates when I knew my child would carry an unfair load of anything that went down. I was tired of it always being my child's fault and I didn't want them to carry that pressure. If it got me down, it must affect my kids at some level, right?
What type of person does a perfect child grow into? Do they eventually learn responsibility for their actions? Does it at some point come around as a rude awakening?
Do you know some perfect children?