What would we be without a little dysfunction? Right? Probably boring.
The trick is how to provide the right amount of dysfunction with out scaring your children. A healthy but tricky balance I think.
All joking aside, it is a tad stressful. This whole parenting gig. Am I truly raising a monster? Will I promote his creativity enough? Am I a helicopter parent? Or am I too laxed? Are we doing it right? There is a "right" way, right?
You see where the mind can go. I know most will tell me..."you're doing a good job". But how do we really know. The thing is, no one knows till its too late. Then they're screwed.
How many of your own issues do you blame your parents for? Don't lie? We all do it. In a basic way, our parents taught us how to love, how to fight, how to cooperate or not. So they should be the first to look back to, to point a finger at.
I just want to make sure my monster will look back at us, point his finger, and say, you did it ALL right.
I suppose if we focus on loving him, treating him and each other with respect, encourage him, and support him he will turn out ok. Hopefully the only real dysfunction we will cause is complete and utter embarrassment. Because I am sort of looking forward to that one.