the Liou-True Family Blog

pictures, videos, and updates

Parenting is Postmodern June 15, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 9:11 PM

In that nothing bad that the kid does is ever a surprise to anyone.  There’s nothing new.  Everything has been done before.  Everything has been tried before, by both kid and parent. “Of course she is going to do that.  She is 4.” Or whatever. “She’s a Daddy’s girl.”  A lot of this is b.s. and people saying it because there’s nothing else to say.  And whatever accountability there is falls on the parent, not the kid.

In my case, parenting is also existential, which places it between modernism and postmodernism.  We’ve had a lot of help.  But ultimately Shian-Ren and I are  alone in this situation.  And we are each alone, in ourselves.  I have this general view about life (and had it before any of this happened).

Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s