My “Perfect” Child

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June 23, 2011 by Sarah Christine Bolton

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Like most parents, I happen to think my child is the most brilliant, beautiful, and downright perfect kid out there. Unlike other parents, though, I’m actually right.

Lately, baby M. has been trying to tarnish her image of perfection. She drew crayon on my desk. She ate dog hair. She, purposely threw food on the floor. And she learned that dreaded word: “no!”

I naively hoped she would never learn it…or at least not for a long time. But, of course, she is her own person and she has every right to say no.

I’m starting to realize that parenting is a journey of giving up control, over a life we feel entitled to control. If I can figure.that out, I think she and I will be okay.

Seriously, though… I still think she’s perfect. I mean how can you not?!

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