To start this blog I reflected on the events of the past year that might be interesting. My mind kept returning to a conversation I had with my six-year-old granddaughter last summer. She and her family were visiting. This particular evening, my husband and I were feeding the kids and putting them to bed, as their parents had a night out.
While we were eating, my granddaughter turned to me and asked, “Grandmommy, do you want to know what a parent’s job is?’ I wasn’t sure where she was going with the question so I replied cautiously, “Sure.”
She thought a minute or so and said, “A parent’s job is to keep kids safe, teach them what they need to know, and help them until they can do things themselves.”
Wow. What a wonderful, clear statement.
Since then I have wondered what other kids’ thoughts might be. I have checked with several parents and their children’s answers were interesting. The answers varied with the child’s age and experience. Sometimes the answers were straight forward and sometimes they reflect family events.
I invite you to ask your child what a parent’s job is and share their responses with us as a comment.