It occurred to me that this parenting gig is a work in process. It has really helped over the past few weeks to keep that in mind. I've never done this before, and I'm learning as I go. Some things work, others don't. As the kids grow, I grow with them. Cool.
On the days that you really aren't too happy with the way things went, its a good reminder that we get to try it again the next day. We can make up for our mistakes, learn, and move on, take a new approach, try something different.
On the really great days, take a lot of pictures and REMEMBER them. Lavish them. Make them come again.
The best part is that we (parent-kid teams) are in this together. We are making our family history.