P is for Potential
Are there sweeter words you can hear about your daughter or
son from a teacher, a coach or the parent sitting next to you at the school play?
Potential. Promise. Aptitude. A talent in the making. The chance for greatness.
It is thrilling to see the possibilities in your child, and sometimes even more
thrilling to see that others see it.
I can—I do—get carried away
imagining various amazing futures for my full-of-potential daughter. This is good. And bad.It’s good because it shows how much I admire her talents, which are so very different from my own. And it’s good because it keeps me excited and hopeful during times when things are not going that well.
And then there’s the flip side.
It’s the overeager mother side. The “jump into your life and take over” side.
Read more. Here’s the new post, P is for Potential, at mom.me. Take a look! Comments encouraged.