A mother was upset with her child. From an outsider's standpoint, it would seem that the mother was upset because her child failed to be extraordinary.
She must have some high standards. Or perhaps her definition of extraordinary was different from that of her child.
That got me thinking.
Ever hear of the phrase "Perfectly Ordinary" ?
Now ever hear of the phrase "Perfectly Extraordinary"?
I think I only have heard of ordinary being perfect. I have never heard of extraordinary being perfect.
Sometimes ordinary may just be the best thing for our child. And in accepting the ordinary, things just seem perfect.
Expectations = child's capabillity
In the end, the mother died regretting the way she had done things wishing she had a chance to do it all over again.
Do not let the guilt of our mistakes make us force our children to never make mistakes in their life.