When we connect with our children
We’ll often find that what we think is best
What others tell us is best
What society says is best
May often be the opposite
Of what makes them feel safe.
It’s okay to celebrate birthdays without the party
It’s okay to spend more time at home than out
It’s okay to unschool or home educate
It’s okay to say no
It’s okay to be gentle, flexible,
To compromise, collaborate,
To change our minds
It’s okay to say Yes
To reschedule, to cancel.
It’s okay to fit the stereotype
Or to defy it
It’s okay to eat white bread and take a multivitamin
It’s okay to co sleep
And to catch up from no sleep
How important is it?
Can we let it go?
Is this a priority?
Are we happy?
Are our little people happy, safe, connected?
Then it’s okay.