My Mom is a HUGE Willie Nelson fan, so I grew up listening to this song. And yes, I took a few liberties with the title and even included an “unkind” word, which could be considered a bit risqué for someone with a kids’ brand. But I assure you, that language is meant for you- to catch your attention. It, or any words like it, are not used in any of our Toolkits for your kiddos (I promise!)- although I have to admit my son has probably heard me say it a time or two. But the message is clear and I know you know what I'm talking about.
So- here we are, discussing how scary it is to be raising a son in today’s world.
But not for the reason that you may be thinking. It’s scary for me- because of the overwhelming responsibility I feel to raise a compassionate and empathetic little boy that treats everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, with respect and kindness.
And it’s hard.