I have never heard those words uttered by my narcissist mother, or my perfectly enabling father.
4+ decades of NEVER.
If there was a hall of fame for parental perfection, they would most certainly be in it, because they never made a mistake as parents!
It’s truly incredible….
I know how often one makes a mistake as a parent. If I realize I made a mistake I will readily apologize to my daughter. How else will she know that it’s OK to make a mistake? That adults make mistakes, too? That there is no expectation of perfection from her? That she is loved for who she is, not for what she can do for me? I want her to know she is loved for who she is!
This week, she wants to be a marine biologist and take care of manatees. Next week, who knows? But I’m OK with it all…:)