Saturday, August 07, 2010

Baby steps

There is an ironic recurring phenomenon for parents, who find aspects of child rearing difficult and trying. Namely, the day they find themselves beyond one set of issues and on to the next, there arises a sense of nostalgia, even loss for the simplicity of the tribulation now fading into the past. Parents want their children to move on, desire for them to grow up and develop and eventually leap out of the nest, but when they take those baby steps there is usually an uneasy mixture of joy and regret.