Kids growing up and parents trying to raise them right

It’s interesting that when a child is born, parents are in control of everything related to the child, from when to eat, when to use the bathroom and even who to talk to. 

However, as the child grows, many parents slowly start losing full control of their child’s life. 

It’s bittersweet because parents want to mold their child into the most perfect kid, but they also want to see the kids grow up to be responsible human beings. 

I started thinking about this because I would love to be listening to my teen and preteen girls in school. I would love to see how they interact with other kids, to see if what my wife and I teach them is actually working. 

Alas, I understand that I may never be able to listen in. 

Time will tell if what we taught them sticks. 

In the meantime, I will continue to imagine myself as a fly on the wall hearing the imaginary dialogue my daughters might have.