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You know that commercial where the dad is giving pointers to his daughter and the camera first shows a preschooler and the. A teenager? I love that. I'm at the park with my kids and I never just see them for who they are at the moment. That's probably a weakness but I look and I see them on this same play equipment as babies and as toddlers. Their imagined future also hangs around them.
Parenting is weird. Just crazy ass weird. It's ridiculous to be so wrapped up in the lives of such little people, to obsess over their eating and bowel habits. They are just two people in a world of seven billion. Perspective. But good god. They have become the most important things that I ever will do with my life. I understand now how focus shifts -- I don't want to be successful but raise successful kids, whatever that means. This is everything I was terrified of. And I don't find it terrifying at alll....

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