Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Responsible parenting

I know I'm a good parent. Kate is happy, loved, thriving and better dressed than I am. But there are also times I feel about as far away from adulthood as you possibly can get. This is normally when I'm giggling about some fart joke or the fact that someone used the word "moist" which for some reason feels like a dirty word. And if you can't use the word moist in a conversation without giggling, what the hell business do you have raising a child?

But then I think about how Ben and I are head over heels in love with our daughter, how we will do anything and everything to make sure she is safe, confident, happy and well taken care of, and I know that everything is going to be okay. That of course Ben and I will be good parents, that while we may not have known it before she was born, our lives were empty without her.

Besides, if you pose your four month old child in a cut out of a pelican with a tattoo and hat that says "Dirty Dicks" on it, and seriously consider using that photo as the family Christmas card, how can that NOT be good parenting?


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lucythevaliant said...

That would be the best christmas card photo EVER

Kristin said...

I still look at the dude and wonder how I came to be a parent when I'm still a kid, a 30 year old kid albeit. I think the fact that we're young at hear will benefit our bambinos don't you? You would be my hero if you sent that out as a Christmas card!

Heather of the EO said...

The picture = hilarious.

And yes, you're good parents. I get scared all the time that I'm just not grown up enough for this job. But I guess we don't have to be, we just have to love 'em to pieces.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

omg, so adorable.