Friday, January 25, 2013

Good Advice

This morning while doing pre-Shabbat errands, I bumped into a mother whose child had been at the previous Montessori Gan with Raphaela.  We compared notes, and I mentioned that I had made certain decisions for Raphaela, large and small, that in hindsight were so obviously stupid.  I castigated myself because I hadn't seen what should have been immediately true and obvious.

This woman, a mother of three, comforted me, saying, "Your oldest child is like the first pancake in the batch.  You will make mistakes, you will burn the edges, but you learn from it. I guarantee you that the mistakes you may or may not have made with Raphaela will never be repeated, because now you know better."

Thank you, my friend, thank you.  Shabbat Shalom.

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