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KIDS by KRISS on 14 march 2018

AM I BEING A GOOD PARENT What is the most ungrateful unpaid 24/7 job that require skills you cannot prepare for and can only acquire on the go ? Being a parent of course ! And I was blessed 3 times with the wonder.
By the way I am not being sarcastic on this last one, I really feel blessed I have 3 children.

But my oh my they are a piece of work.
As I am writing these words my nearly 15 yo boy is having a go at his youngest sister (9 yo) for daring read a book about Egypt he’s never even put his nose in.

Anyways, am I doing it right or horribly wrong, and is there a right and a wrong way to do it ?

I see life as a book filled with chapters and we parents have decided this next chapter will be to live on a sailboat and start travelling across the seas.


Sounds romantic doesn’t it ? Well not so much actually and before anyone bombards me with their usual concerns, we’re adults, we managed to raise 3 kids this far and have taken them halfway across the world.
So spare us the usual obvious dramatic concerns because we’ve had them before you and because they’re getting old.

Ok now that’s out of the way, where shall we start again.
Yes, we’re living on a small boat with 3 kids including 2 teenagers.
Why do the word “hell” pops into your mind ? It is certainly a challenge and it is in the belief that we’re preparing them to be stronger adults that we are doing it.
But how do they feel about it ?

Well, on the whole they are happy about the move and participate a lot, they laugh, they seem to have fun together which hadn’t been the case for months now.
But if you were to ask them what they want, they would probably tell you “Wifi”.
The only word that seems to make sense in their vocabulary right now.

On the one hand I feel relieved their vocabulary evolves around this rather than “smoking or unprotected sex or drugs or all combined” like it kind of was the case for me at that age (they can’t be bothered to read this blog).
On the other hand I feel sorry for them and this nonsense generation who get sucked up into a world of internet stupidities at best.

So we provide them food, clothes, shelter, protection, feeling of being safe, love, chores, bursts of anger, time outs, bird names, antediluvian music, disgusting food that actually does good to your body, education, out of age principles, morals, ethics and a good dose of boredom and adrenaline all at once.
Does that make us good parents, bad parents, at least it makes us parents I guess.

#raiseyourkids #mostdifficultjobintheworld

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