Just lovely and truthful. Via.
I'm a parent of two -- a father of a boy and a girl. So I'm blessed with two perspectives on life for every situation. Actually three if you figure in what my wife tells me is the right way to handle things. But that's another story.
There isn't a day that my kids, while growing up -- I guess they're always going up -- but until they leave for college or move out, there isn't something that you're called upon to offer some guidance. Oh, they may not ask you directly, or even want your input indirectly, but they do hear you. And you know what, they do appreciated it. They won't want to tell you to your face, more likely the opposite is true, but they really do love us.
Recently my wife was lamenting that with our kids both gone, out working and living their own productive lives, there's a void. And as a dutiful husband, I assured her that she's thought of all the time by myself and our kids. But just like most empty-nesters, I couldn't shake her fears of being left behind. And to what legacy?
Then I saw this video. Though it's intention was not specifically to deal with empty nest syndrome it really touches on what's important. It's what you're kids really do think of you. And no matter whether they're three or thirty-three, they're yours and the bi-product of your love.
So in that spirit, the reinforcement that we as parents of kids any age have meaning, purpose and really generally do right despite occasional over-protectiveness or laxity of oversight, I invite you to a few minutes of positive reinforcement. It may stir up some really wonderful memories or tease you with what's upcoming for you newer parents. Enjoy and feel good. It's time to accept being loved.
I have no idea what the song is (I actively avoid "It's Always Sunny") but the kids are damn cute. Via.
I have two, twenty-something kids. They couldn't be more different, yet so amazingly the same. And I couldn't love them any more than I already do though it would be great if my son could find a job.
Oh, I said, different? I don't mean from one another, though one's a boy, the other a girl. I mean different from me. I'm a baby boomer. In case you needed to know what a baby boomer is, that's someone born between 1946 and 1964. (kind of the dyslexia years '46, '64). Dyslexia - a term made popular by-- that's right, the boomers.
Anyway, getting back to the differences between my world and that of my kids-- the millennial generation (children born 1980s to the early 2000s). Why is it they don't think like I do, react like I do, even care about the things I do? They're just so... different.
Now I know why, and I'm going to share it with you, in video form -- after all, isn't video and the Internet really the millennial generation at it's finest? Well, the iPhone 5S is pretty cool.
You should find this video enlightening if you're a boomer. And you'll find it tolerable if you're a millennial. And if you're Generation Z (born AFTER 2000) you probably don't care anyway -- so go play a video game, or better yet, watch Miley Cyrus Twerk it.
I must have crashed early that night, since I missed this totally. Too fun. Via John.
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