“That is exactly what motherhood seems like sometimes – velvet bugs scattering from a broken jar.”
I laughed out loud. Both at the vivid imagery that sentence evoked, and at the ironical fact it evinced… that parenting is a journey fraught with peril and pitfalls.
It’s a really long ‘examination’ on the subject of ‘Life’ – one that lasts a good twenty years or more… One where a hapless mom or dad can only hope and pray to pass graciously, not come out with shiny honors!
Because the “exam questions” are really, really tough.
- Am I an adequate parent?
- Is there a defined parenting path I followed?
- Did I ensure optimal levels of “cognitive functioning”?
- Have I “charted their trajectories” properly?
How CAN we, as parents, ever hope to answer them?!
But this book lets you dare to dream bigger.