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Do you own your kids?


Sometimes I look at my kids and think, oh my god one day they will be all grown ups and have their own life, I’ll be small part of their lives like how our parents now are only a small part of our lives.
Well, it’s true, that’s life!

Our only job now is to raise them, teach them manners, teach them how to take care of themselves, we work really hard to do that and we continue giving constant compromises. Are we happy about it? Yes, we are. And we will be happier and proud when they grow up and appreciate all what you gave up for them.

The question is do you treat your kids as if you own them or as if they are the kids who you brought to life and have to give the best of everything and teach the best of everything. I think there’s a big confusion here.

I think we as moms need to constantly remind ourselves that you can never own your kids, one day they will grow up and be on their own and all what you gave today will appear in the future, if you took good care of them they would take good care of you..


Finally, I Would leave you with this by Kahlil Gibran..

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday