How to not f*** them up

May 17, 2011

Dear Max

I came across this book the other day in the bookshop and I’m really keen to check it out. I admit to having literally judged a book by its cover and liking it, without knowing much more about it at the time.

As it turns out, there’s a rating of four and a half stars and dozens of reviews on, which means that chances are high that it’s a good book, but it could also be that parents like me are looking for new ways of how not to screw up our kids

And let’s face, we as parents could clothe, house, feed, nurture and keep you safe, and it might not always be enough. We could buy you rad toys, read to you every night, show you lots of love, tell you how great you are, and attend every school gala and soccer match, and chances are it might not be enough. Stuff gets in the way, we make mistakes, the world could deliver a blow, or your peers could unravel some of our good work. And sometimes our best isn’t the best for you, or enough, which is why, if a bestseller comes along that could help in even a teeny tiny way, then I’ll take it. Even working on a parenting mag, and being exposed to lines of brilliant advice, my role as your mom is always a work in progress and I’m always wanting to know more. I’m learning, I’m erring, I’m reading, and I’m going with my gut, and fortunately I have some awesome role model parents to emulate.

I’ll let you know how the book goes. And if it’s s***, I’ll be really p***ed off.

Love ya!

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  • nickistormdadic

    I’m totally borrowing this once you’re done, okay?! 🙂

    May 17, 2011 at 8:03 am Reply
  • thejacksonfiles

    I’ve read it. Basically it’s too late for Jackson, but you *may* still have time to save Max (and Luca, Nicki).

    May 17, 2011 at 10:49 am Reply
  • nickistormdadic

    HAHA! Something tells me Jackson was just *meant* to be the way he is. Not that he’s f***ed up, but that he’s meant to be this little smart-ass, sharp-tongued little devil 🙂 Will do my best not to f*** up Luca, but not making any promises just yet 🙂

    May 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm Reply
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