It is difficult, as a mother, for me to teach my children to despise those who embrace ignorance, hate, and the cult of narcissism, when most of our elected leaders, including the highest office, gladly embody all of those principles.
They tell me, “Mom, it will be alright. We’ll be fine. Look where we live. We aren’t like them. We never will be.”
As a parent I have embraced so much of our culture, much of which my children have brought into my world. Music, art, literature, and new ways of thinking. I’ve seen my children embrace diversity in ways nobody could have imagined when I was a child. I’ve seen my children go out into the world with open minds, and skeptical caution that keeps their eyes open.
While I seethe with anger, my children look for solutions. They look forward and beyond my fears and frustrations.
Raise your child to be better than yourself. Raise your child to be braver, smarter, and kinder than yourself. Raise your child to embrace the challenge. Forget your own personal failures and embrace the possibilities that your child sees. Remember that anything IS possible.
We teach our children, and in turn they will teach us.
It will be good.
It is good.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman