And now it's done, and Sis is proud and I'm a bundle of nerves after trying to not be that parent that controls the entire project. Ugh. I hate that part of my personality.
And it reminds me of the Huffington Post article by Glennon Melton that circulated the Facebook this past week. You know, the one about why Carpe Diem is a load of crap to a parent...until the kids have grown up. If you haven't read it - please do - It really is fantastic. I'll wait here for you.
When I read it, I nodded my head, saying, she's right - remember and cherish all the wonderful memories you have of parenting. Don't sweat the spilled milk, having to discipline your son repeatedly for his bus behavior, or getting frustrated over your 2 year old's meltdowns at HEB. I need to apply this everyday. Here is what she wrote that struck a chord in me: