Some Day When My Children Are Old Enough

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Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a mother, I will tell them: I loved you enough to ask about where you were going, with whom and what time you would get home. I loved you enough to insist that you buy a bike, that we could afford to give you, with your own money. I loved you enough to make you return a Milky-Way— with a bite out of it—to the drug store and to confess “I stole this.” I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken me 15 minutes. I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust and tears in my eyes. I loved you enough to admit I was wrong and ask for your forgiveness. I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall and hurt. But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all.

– Erma Bombeck

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