I know and love people who are members of that community and firmly believe that if you don’t believe in human rights for everyone, than you don’t believe in human rights for anyone.
“Stop telling me that my damn kid is going to grow up fast and I’m going to miss this stage!” I actually used to scream that in my head when someone told me that I should just ’embrace it’, because one of these days they will be grown and I’ll look back and regret that I wished it away.
Four years ago, I spent a very rainy Friday afternoon in a temple sitting with other mourners as I listened to a rabbi say beautiful things about a friend I knew…
I know why I’m second best. I know that since I’m the one involved in the daily parenting grind, telling her – make your bed, go brush your teeth, get dressed, STOP jiggling my butt! – I’m the prime target for her frustration and anger. I WANT TO BE THE FAVORITE PARENT!