As parents, we all like to brag about how smart our kids are. I was always so proud when someone in my family mentioned that I got straight A's in school. As a society, we're taught to value education and intelligence because they are seen as precursors to wealth and "success." Last night, Josh reminded me that there is something more important and he gave me something else to be thankful for.
"Tell the cats to get out of your room, shut the door, turn off the light, get in the bed, and go to sleep!"
What's really important
I'm not saying we shouldn't encourage our children to be their best. I'm just grateful that of all the things that Josh knows, and he continues to amaze me on a daily basis, one of them is that he is loved.
As I look around Facebook and the news, I wonder how many kids out there really KNOW that. Sure, they'll say it when asked, like a learned response to their parent's questions, but how many really feel it when things are difficult in their lives?
I certainly slept better knowing that even when I'm "annoying" Josh, he knows that I love him. Even when I'm giving him "a migraine" he still loves me.