There's some really beautiful mottos here, thankyou.
your parenting mantra: if it had to be tattooed on you (forever) what would it be? - Page 4
Not as concise as the others, but my motto nevertheless:
My job as a parent is to do such a good job, that when my children are 18 they don't need me anymore. My goal as a parent is to do this in such a way that they still WANT me to be around, anyway.
Edited by OldFashionedGirl - 7/19/11 at 11:35am
I love this!
This is beautiful.
It reminds me of what my son ( age 8 at the time) wrote for me on Mother's Day: "Mothers always remember whom they were gifted with." (And yes, he used "whom" correctly all by himself!)
I also parent very much based on the man/fish quote
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown
Personally I prefer "Give a man a fire and warm him for a day; set a man on fire and warm him for the rest of his life". But to each her own...
When I get really fed up with the epic amounts of time it takes me to do simple things with two kids in tow, I find myself chanting under my breath, patience, patience, patience. When things get really, really awful, and steam is coming out my ears, I tell myself "patience is a virtue. Practice time!"