Fly on the Wall

Do you ever wish you could be a fly on the wall in someone's house? I would like to learn how other people do things.

Parenting is tough and I learn more with hands on and observation than by reading a book. Maybe I just need to read more books. I know that some psychologists would disagree with that. But how else do you learn other strategies when all of your strategies are failing?

As iron sharpens iron! Wow the iron is pretty tough. The sparks sure fly a lot in our home.

Have you ever been a guest in someone's house and everything seems perfect? Do you ever wonder if that is what the house is like when you aren't there?

I would like to be a fly on the wall because I would see what life is really like. Not saying that people are being fake but sometimes people alter their behaviour. Public parenting sure opens you up to public criticism.

Am I the only parent that is terrified that I am going to be too strict in the wrong areas and too lenient in others? I always thought that I was going to be a 'friend' to my children. Wow! That couldn't be further from the truth. I have pretty high expectations for my children. But the truth is that I truly want to raise confident well adjusted children. Maybe that is why I worry about Jack so much. The road that he is on may lead him to defying all authority and totally misunderstanding where the boundaries are. Who knew that a three year old could be so trying? What will he be like at fifteen?

What do you do when you feel out of control? I guess the only thing there is to do is pray about it and hope that the right person or solution comes along.