Mother's Wish List
I hope I raise a child who says “thank you”
to the bus driver when he gets off the bus, “please” to the waiter
taking his order at the restaurant, and holds the elevator doors when someone’s rushing to get in.
I hope I raise a child who loses graciously and wins without bragging. I
hope he learns that disappointments are fleeting and so are triumphs,
and if he comes home at night to people who love him, neither one
matter. Nobody is keeping score, except sometimes on Facebook.
I hope I raise a child who is kind to old people and goes to visit his/her Grandparents.
I hope I raise a child who realizes that life is unfair: Some people
are born rich or gorgeous. Some people really are handed things that
they don’t deserve. Some people luck into jobs or wealth that they don’t
I hope I raise a child who gets what he wants just often enough to keep him optimistic but not enough to make him spoiled.
I hope I raise a child who knows that he’s loved and special but that
he’s not the center of the universe and never, ever will be.
hope I raise a child who will stick up for a kid who’s being bullied on
the playground. I also hope I raise a child who, if he’s the one being
bullied, fights back. Hard. Oh, and if he’s the bully? I hope he
realizes that his mother will cause him more pain than a bully
I hope I raise a child who relishes life’s tiny
pleasures—whether it’s a piece of music, or the color of a gorgeous
flower, or Chinese takeout on a rainy Sunday night.
I hope I raise a child who appreciates the hard work that comes with our wonderful farm life. Hours spent in the field and in the barn are honestly something to cherish. So many children out in this world are lazy, obese and not Thankful one friggon' thing.
I hope I raise a child who is open-minded and curious about the world without being reckless.
I hope I raise a child who doesn’t need to affirm his self-worth through bigotry, snobbery, materialism, or violence.
I hope I raise a child who likes to read.
I hope I raise a child who is courageous when sick and grateful when healthy.
I hope I raise a child who begins and ends all relationships straightforwardly and honorably.
I hope I raise a child who can spot superficiality and artifice from a
mile away and spends his time with people and things that feel authentic
I hope I raise a child who makes quality friends and keeps them.
I hope I raise a child who realizes that his parents are flawed but loves them anyway.
And I hope that if my child turns out to be a colossal screw-up, I take
it in stride. I hope I remember that he’s his own person, and there’s
only so much I can do. He is not an appendage to be dangled from my
breasts on the cover of a magazine, his success is not my ego’s
accessory, and I am not Super Mom.
I found this one fb and I love it. I decided to share with a few tweeks of my own. I hope you enjoy.
Have a great day!