"My child will never [insert whatever you're fooling yourself about here],"
and then they do.
You swear you'll
"never ever [insert whatever you're fooling yourself about here],"
and then you do.
Because being a kid is just that hard.
Because being a parent is just that hard.
Because it's hard to raise a kid when you, in some ways, still feel like one yourself.
Because it's hard to be a kid, and remember that your parents, those crazy folk, once were too and that they really just might know from experience what they are talking (and talking and talking incessantly) about.
And so our kids keep on never-ing like we swore they never would,
and we keep on doing and saying the things we swore we'd never do and say.
And guess what?
The world goes on.
And so do we.
And it's still better because we're in it.
Imperfect and all.
There's no such thing as a perfect parent, and there's no such thing as a perfect kid.
There's just flawed you and the kid or kids that inherited some of your good-ish and some of your bull-ish and, all things considered, y’all are still pretty damn impressive.
And sometimes all of you just need to be reminded of such.
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