And yet, this quote resonated deeply within me because I realised something I had never thought about before. In placing this pressure upon myself I'm placing tremendous pressure upon my child and I'm missing what should be so obvious. They already are enough. They are already good kids. This doesn't mean they won't stuff up, make bad choices, have the occasional (or the frequent! ) meltdown, or use imperfect manners. Of course they will. They might never be good at Maths , they might be shy and not good at talking with adults yet, or they not be great at following instructions. It's okay - they are a work in progress. Already there is so much good within them.
In this world where we seem to be seeking the need to do everything perfectly and we don't allow ourselves, or our children, to be average - I want to slow down. I want to look at my children today with new eyes and see them for who they are, not the sum of my expectations of how they should be. They are already enough.
'Don't let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.' Beautiful.