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Menyenangkan Orang Tua

Hal apa yang terakhir kamu lakukan untuk menyenangkan orang tuamu?

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My parents: 43 seven years of marriage and going strong…

Banyak di antara kita yang mungkin ingin membahagiakan orang tua, tapi berpikir bahwa apa pun yang kita berikan tentu tidak setara dengan apa yang telah mereka lakukan buat kita. Apalagi kalau kita sekarang dalam posisi sebagai orang tua yang sudah mengalami bahwa membesarkan anak(-anak) itu perjuangannya segambreng walaupun tentu sedikit yang menyesali perjuangan semacam itu. Pokoknya punya anak itu serba menantang, tapi tidak bikin menyesal ketika melihat pencapaian-pencapaian anak. 

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Confession

Jalu-blog-post.jpgHe may not be the smartest. He prefers not to be athletic. He enjoys arts and music, but he doesn’t practice them. He has his ups and downs, high and low, strengths and weaknesses, preferences and perspectives. He has his own quirkiness and view points of life. He is a human being.

I may not understand him at all times. I got frustrated of not being able to know what his wishes, talents, and preferences are. I don’t follow the society’s expectations and norms in the case of him. The other times I’m too selfish and listen to myself than to him. And most of all, many times I feel and think that I’m a failure as his parent, especially when other parents proudly display the achievements of their kid(s) in social media, when he didn’t perform as well as other kids.  (more…)