When life throws you lemons, make grapefruit juice. Then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it.
This is how I feel about parenting really. So many trials and challenges, it is rarely straightforward. These constant battles, particularly the ones we feel we have to prove to the world enable us to show our strength and worth as good parents. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but nobody told us about the judgements and ongoing need to prove our love.
The naivety and calm of our children should be emulated by ourselves and we should be proud of what we have achieved. Let them judge, let them wonder.