Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A quick bit of wisdom

It's no secret that I love our pediatrician, but at Honeybee's yearly checkup yesterday, he said something that I think bares repeating. (hmm... It bears or bares? Crap! This will bother me all day- someone help me out.)

Back to the point. It was in response to my neuroticness about trying to be a good parent and doing things right for my children and not putting them in therapy- my words not his. Actually, I had just asked several questions regarding whether her behaviors were normal and about her general development and he responded:

"She has been a child her whole life, you have only been a parent for 3 years. She's the pro at it."

This is so true, my neurosis about parenting stem from being feed contradicting information on what I should be doing and how I should be parenting and how no matter what I do, I am doing it wrong.

But Honeybee knows what she is doing. Being a child is what she has done everyday from the minute she was born. I need to just trust that she is doing that just fine.


Small Kucing said...

Just do as you feel right. That shoul be enough


GJT said...

What a great perspective. Your pediatrician sounds like a gem!


Mommy J said...

Thanks Kathy. I do try to remind myself that I am a good parent.

Gina, he is a gem and always has a great way of making you feel like you are perfect parent when you feel less than.

mrsmomx6 said...

That was a great answer he had!

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