By in Parenting

Parenting is such a dilemma!

Mom, why can’t you leave me alone?

I am not a child anymore.

I can make my own decisions

I don’t need you anymore!

Hardly two minutes later…

Mom, have you seen my blue socks?

I can’t find my other shoe.

Can you please make me a burger?

I am totally lost without you.

You are the best mom in the world

And I truly love you.

If you have children, then probably you can relate to this poem. One second they tell you "we are old enough to make our own decisions and don't want any interference from you" and two minutes later they are like like babies who only want to hide in your lap and let you fight the big bad world for them.

Being a parent is all about letting your children grow into independent and brave souls and yet being there for them all the time.

What a dilemma! Do you feel like this too?

(The above poem looking thingy is my own creation emoticon :winking: )

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BrenndaMarie wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:02 AM

I know, how it is my son is almost sixteen and if we are going somewhere he still asks for my help in what to wear and if it needs to be ironed I will do it for him. I love being a mother. It is the greatest job I have ever had and it is lifelong.

SoundNFury wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:08 AM

My children are still very small (3 and 2) so I haven't had a taste of this yet. I can already tell, though, that my daughter is going to be a handful lol.

KSmith84 wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:11 AM

Yeah I do. My six year old daughter (nearly seven) is such a diva. She only needs me when it's convenient for her. Um, my response "go make your own burger".Trust me I feel your pain :)

elles-belles wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:41 AM

I totally agree, parenting is the most enjoyable and frustrating role ever! These little cuties really know how to make your day and make you mad at the same time all in one scoop.
I have to say though, I wouldn't trade being a mother for anything in the world. Thanks for the share.

louisechackett wrote on February 2, 2015, 6:48 AM

So true!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 2, 2015, 7:26 AM

My daughter is 34 now and I still get these things said to me, it never ends LOL emoticon :grin:

MaeLou wrote on February 2, 2015, 8:22 AM

I haven't ran into this yet since my oldest is only 9. She does occasionally want to be given "big girl" responsibilities though saying she is "old enough."

bestwriter wrote on February 2, 2015, 8:58 AM

I am not sure if all children are this way but I have seen many who just use their parents taking advantage of the love the parents have for them.

MsBiz wrote on February 2, 2015, 10:31 AM

I get this from my almost 12-year-old stepdaughter all the time. She wants to be independent and do things like go to the mall alone and learn to drive (say what?!), but still struggles with the washing machine. emoticon :winking:

nbaquero wrote on February 2, 2015, 11:51 AM

Dawnwriter So true, my girl is only seven but she already does something similar.

SLGarcia wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:39 PM

Parenting certainly can be a dilemma. it is so often very difficult to let go, but they often have to be able to learn from their mistakes.

SLGarcia wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:41 PM

My youngest (daughter) is 39 - you're right, it never ends!

JenniferMiller. wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:27 PM

Luckily, I am not in the situation in your poem! My son is only two and a half so he still needs me for a lot of stuff.

cheri wrote on February 4, 2015, 3:26 AM

I call parenting as a very stressful job. But there is no way of giving up because this is really it. I would always tell my kids that they are the sources of my strength and weakness, my joy and my pain, my assets and my liabilities! lol