2/18/2013

I wanted a tan, but I ended up with wind burn

When I was in high school, instead of going to Myrtle Beach for Spring Break, my family went on skiing vacations to Colorado or other such COLD vacation spots.

When I'd get back from skiing the slopes, I'd walk the halls at school and see tan lines and white t-shirts sporting the warmth of other, non-skiing vacations.  I may have also been wearing a white t-shirt, but it didn't look nearly as nice with my wind burned cheeks and pasty white arms.

I felt so sorry for myself.

I even remember pouting to my mom while we were on one of those ski trips.  I didn't like to be cold.  I wanted to get a tan and go to the beach and be...like everyone else!

Now, looking back, I see how ungrateful I was.  I didn't realize or appreciate what an incredibly expensive, unique vacation I was given by parents who showered me with love and opportunities. 

Nate and I are going to make decisions for our children that they may not like.  They may pout at times and want something different - something that someone else has or does.

But hopefully, someday, they'll look back on the decisions we made and realize what amazing opportunities they were given.  And how much they were (and are) loved.

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5 comments:

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

True that!! I used to be bugged that I had a curfew when my friends! I look back and am SO THANKFUL my parents wanted me home and safe....crazy stuff happens late at night, they were protecting me, regardless of my begging to give me a break. That curfew might have saved my life, so I am thankful they decided to stick to their guns, even though I didn't agree...at the time!

Janis Cox said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh yes I will tell you that your children will appreciate that you "weren't like the other moms" when they get older. We have grown children and they are using the same parenting skills we did - respect, listening, values and love - we had RULES but they helped make them as well.
Blessings,
Janis

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments!

Jamie of The Unlikely Homeschool said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Age brings many things...perspective being one of them. I often wonder what "perspectives" my children will have in light of their childhood years. Only time will tell, I guess.

all6popes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved this Heidi! Never, ever, ever will I win the cool mom award. I do hope they will appreciate this later in life. ;0)

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