BASICALLY DECENT AND KIND
Well this just about made my day. No, who am I kidding, it just about made my entire time as a parent. I can NOT stop laughing!! (Or is that nervous giggling..?)
While spending time with some Mums recently this is just one of the phrases Miranda Hart was forced to endure;
‘‘Oh, my goodness! Yours isn’t sleeping through yet? Theo’s out like a light the second the Coronation Street credits roll. Must be all the quinoa we’re feeding him.’’
However, as hilarious as Miranda Hart is, she does raise a few valid points, and maybe she’s right when she says that as parents, when it comes to raising our children, we surely can’t do too badly if we’re “basically decent and kind”?
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to make an effort to gallop freely more often. Although, if I feel I need to make the effort in the first place, have I not already missed out on something? See what you think, and read the extract from Miranda’s new book here.
Do you think parents add unnecessary pressure onto themselves, by competing and comparing themselves to other parents? One of the best pieces of parenting advice I ever received when expecting my first came from an experienced Mum and teacher colleague: “As long as you get it right 51% of the time, you are doing more right than wrong.”
PS. Which category do you fall into? I’m (not) ashamed to say I sometimes feel a little like 2B… Go on, judge me if you must.