The Parents' Affirmation of Imperfection

It's perfectly okay for me to be imperfect.

This includes not being a perfect parent.

This means that it's okay that I have already made a lot of mistakes as a parent
and that it's okay that I will make other mistakes in the future.

What's not okay is for me to pretend
that I am perfect and to thereby hide my mistakes from myself.

Instead I will catch my mistakes with a smile rather than a kick
and learn what they have to teach me.

That way, I won't make the same mistakes too often,
and I'll never be a perfect parent and that's okay,
because my goal is excellence, not perfection.

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