Thursday, 03 May 2007

The art of parenting...


You know one of the hardest things in life is being a parent. I mean, how do you ever know if you are doing the right thing.
It kinda reminds me of one loooong pottery class. You start off with a lump of clay that you have great intentions of moulding into something grand and placing proudly on your mantle piece. You clearly do not set out with the intention of creating a mangled twisted piece of 'stretched' clay that will only ever see the inside of a dustbin!!! The risk is however there.
Is parenting really that different? Not all of us get the opportunity to practice on lots of lumps of clay in real life!

We all virtually kill ourselves to create the perfect vase (not only on the outside but on the inside as well nogal!) Once it takes its rightful place on the mantle piece, we hope that people will take care of it and make sure it is not too close to the edge, incase it gets knocked off onto the floor and shatters into millions of little pieces. In effect we spend our lives trying to teach our children how to navigate through life relatively unscathed but at the same time how to shine! This kak is certainly NOT for the faint hearted! Eish! Wouldn't change it for all the tea in China!

3 comments:

Zani said...

Now that is something I am staying away from for a few more years.

Mands said...

This is a scary journey I am loving every minute of. Never a dull moment.

Anonymous said...

Parenting is a roller coaster ride where you are blindfolded before you see the ride and you have no idea where the scary bits are. I did it 4 times and even though they are grown up the roller coaster still hasnt come to a stop. Your roller coaster ride is still at the beginning stages, but never fear I am sure your mum will be there to hold your hand through the scary bits.