Kids ~ Letters from the Heart #A2ZChallenge2021

Dear Mom: (it sounds like “mum” when you say it).

You say anchiladas instead of enchiladas, selsa instead of salsa, sireen instead of siren, dooryard instead of drive-way, and the list goes on and on. But this letter is not about your accent and how you say things the wrong way. It might be more fun because writing about kids is could be a little contentious.

Between you and Tall Cool ☺ne you have four kids: three boys and one girl. NRMZ in order of age. Our Nice, Radiant, Motivating and Zealous children.  One of a kind, our group of kids. They are grown adults. You don’t get to see them as much as you would like to.

Everyone says they live their lives for their kids, and every choice they make is for the good of their kids. You don’t think so. It’s hard to write about kids because someone’s feelings might be hurt, or someone else might judge you based on what you say.

It is hard to live up to the standards that people have for each other. You try to lead your kids to make good choices, what you think is the right choice. As much as you want to take care of every little issue that they have, sometimes you have to let them figure it out on their own.

When they call and say “Mom, I don’t know what to do.” That does not translate into “Mom, tell me what you would do because I know you have my best interest at heart and I can always count on you to lead me right.” Even though you think that now, they are not going to listen to you any more than you listened to your mother. You still aren’t listening to your mother, so don’t expect more from your kids than you can do yourself.

You think that one day all four kids, NRMZ with spouses and children in tow, are going to come to your house for a nice Sunday dinner. You have been talking about this since before you and Tall Cool ☺ne were married. Tall Cool ☺ne keeps telling you it’s never gonna happen. You can’t help having a dream, a wish, a hope.

This letter should have been about kangaroos or karaoke. Kids are too hard to write about. You love your kids. As much as you don’t want to admit it you want to control situations and relationships. You need to get over that and just let them be. They are not you and they do not see things the way you do. Enjoy their company and phone calls when you get them.  Stop mingling in trying to make everything like the Brady Bunch. You are not Carol Brady.

Until next time,
Your constant and faithful,

How’s everyone’s challenge going? Are you all having a good time? Visiting lots of other blogs? Did you get a TSHIRT?  Have you found all of the letters so far in the scavenger hunt?  Don’t forget to check out the master list and select a few that you may not normally visit. Good luck and have fun.

13 responses to “Kids ~ Letters from the Heart #A2ZChallenge2021

  1. Haha. I feared having kids. I didn’t want to have to deal with someone like me! Anyhow, no kids here. Dodged that one. Being an Auntie is fine with me!

    I have a fun Brady Bunch fact for you – Cousin Oliver is a friend!
    He now does voice over work and is a musician in Los Angeles.

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  2. The picture is so clever and cute:)
    And this sums it up : “They are not you and they do not see things the way you do.”
    Hugs from one mother to another. Stay safe.

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  3. Great post! Kids keep us young and make us old 😉
    “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see” ~ Neil Postman
    Happy blogging!


  4. Yep, kids. At this point all we can do is pray that we gave them the right foundation. Fortunately ours are doing okay.

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  5. Even though my bunch have turned into adults, the way kids do, I still think I know what’s best for them!

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  6. Kids are such lovely creations of God. So pure, so uncorrupted, so innocent.
    K for Karaga

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  7. Letting go and accepting that kids have to make their own decisions and mistakes is one of the hardest aspects of parenting!

    I think the only thing we can do is to take a step back, look away, busy ourselves and make sure they know we’re here for them if they need us.

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  8. Dear Barbie,

    You’re so right, it’s hard to write about one’s kids. They certainly aren’t on the same page with their parents but you don’t have to be in total agreement. Unfortunately kids who are influenced by those who are directly and completely opposite of the way they were raised creates problems. Blame is always placed at the parents’ feet and never at theirs. They choose to see only the bad and never the good. I hold dear the promises of the Lord that one day, they will return to Him and hopefully their changed hearts will always mean a changed attitude.

    Check out today’s Looney Tunes’ Art Sketch of Kiss Me Cat when y’all get a chance. Happy A2Zing, folks!

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  9. Thanks for reminding me of The Brady Bunch, it’s years since I saw them.

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  10. A thought-provoking post from across the parental/kids divide. Yes, having a good time with the challenge — buying the T-shirt as a reward at the end. Here’s my letter K post…about kids behaving badly 🙂

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  11. Kids !!! It was easier when we were the ones being raised !!
    Now after getting into parental shoes , every minute is like “now do you get it ? It’s a tough job!”

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  12. Loved the picture and how you are carrying out your theme

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