“Never Have I Ever” Learned More: A Lesson My Kids Taught Me About Parenting & Perfection by Elizabeth Waltersdorf- Eggleston

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6 months ago
“Never Have I Ever” Learned More: A Lesson My Kids Taught Me About Parenting & Perfection

Sitting watching my sassy girl twirl, I was shocked by a 3-year-old yelling “shut up!” He swung his tiny fist at his mom; I had to bite my tongue. Then it dawned on me – I fell prey to assuming it could never be my sweet angel allowing her halo to slide down, revealing her devilish side. Ouch! Wasn't it just last week that she was stomping through Target creating a spectacularly embarrassing display?

After that I thought of the game “Never Have I Ever,” which is designed to teach you about your friends. How would this game be played with my mommy friends?

  • Never have I ever locked myself in the bathroom while ignoring the sound of fighting children.
  • Never have I ever been humiliated by my child picking her nose in front of the dance class and wiping it on the mirror.
  • Never have I ever had to leave a meeting because when I sneezed, I also peed my pants.

This game could make for a wild Friday night game. Just kidding – you are a mom; this might kill you! Saturday morning will slap you in the face! Instead, maybe we could be kinder to ourselves and our fellow moms, and remember that no child is perfect. No parent is perfect.

“Never have I ever” wanted perfection anyway.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG! This is soooo good! I laughed and I related. Thank you, Elizabeth Waltersdorf- Eggleston . My fave: "Saturday morning will slap you in the face! Instead, maybe we could be kinder to ourselves and our fellow moms, and remember that no child is perfect. No parent is perfect." You said it. Welcome to our #30Seconds writing community. Can't wait for more from you!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I love this Elizabeth Waltersdorf- Eggleston ! I think so many moms can relate, me included. So glad to have you in our community!
Dawn Taylor
Amen to that! The more I parent the more I realize I still am learning every day. Every child is different and they all bring unique rewards and unique challenges. I try to focus on the better moments and not dwell when I mess up.

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