What's it like to be a parent?
I have to laugh when young mothers to be ask me this question. Up until now I have had a few varied responses I can go with. But, when it comes to being the parent of teenagers or older children with (heaven forbid) a mind of their own, I am sometimes at a loss for words.
How do I explain to them, what it is like to think your child is lost or caught up in a whirlwind of bad choices? The advice I have been given was to just hang on and wait for them to come to their senses. When the storms come, and the wind blows, stay calm and focused. Don't freak out because you will need to be strong when your children look to you for direction. That is tough, but I hear it is sometimes the only thing to do. Sometimes it helps to laugh and smile instead of being sad or depressed so, I found the perfect video which says it all. Thank you Mrs. Duck for your great example, of being focused and strong in the midst of a whirlwind.
And thank heaven for subtitles. Enjoy!