Friday, October 27, 2006

Topic #25--"Imperfect" Entry

From Lara!:

"The perfect imperfect post... For Rae because I love her... my post is about my sometimes imperfect relationship with my daughter. This entry in my art journal was a response to one of our rows about a week before she turned 17. Rae and I are so alike it's scary, she's an only child, so argues with me as an intellectual equal, as she is an inch or two taller, she looks down on me.

She hasn't yet learned that it's not always important to be right, it always important to forgive.

On reflection, its no real wonder parent- child relationships are imperfect- as parents we've forgotten all we ever knew about being 17, at 17 our children have yet to learn about being 44."