(my daughter in a red beanie I made for her)

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.” -Erma Bombeck

Parenting is never an easy task. I’ve been a parent for almost 10 years now and I know that no matter how careful I’d be, there are still a handful of things that will go wrong. To the quote, it is the one thing that I always get right! I know my kids’ names, their ages, social security numbers and anything else that needs to be written down when filling up those forms you submit often…I know them down to the smallest detail like how long were they when they were born…
I hope raising kids is as easy as filling up their names on a piece of paper or knowing their ages but this is truly a responsibility not given to wimps nor the callous. One must be versatile, ready to wear a different self when the situation calls for it. I don’t believe that there’s a perfect formula for parenting…kids after all are as diverse as each of us are.


A post for UE’s Weekly Challenge for the theme headwear.