On my theme of perfectionism this week, here are some mind-blowing, horrible lyrics about negative messages doled out from parents to children. I hope you were not one of the children who endured this. If you were, God bless you; you still made it this far. Chin up! You are GOOD ENOUGH.


“Sometimes is never quite enough
If you’re flawless then you’ll win my love
Don’t forget to win first place
Don’t forget to keep that smile on your face

Be a good boy try a little harder
You’ve got to measure up make me prouder

How long before you screw it up
How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up
With everything I do for you
The least you can do is keep quiet

Be a good girl you’ve gotta try a little harder
That simply wasn’t good enough to make us proud

I’ll live for you, I’ll make you what I never was
If you’re the best then maybe so am I
Compared to him, compared to her
I’m doing this for your own damn good
You’ll make up for what I blew
What’s the problem, why are you crying?

Be a good boy push a little farther now
That wasn’t fast enough to make us happy
We’ll love you just the way you are if you’re perfect”

Here is a link to the song, take a listen:

Song by Alanis Morrisette, image by Getty Images

4 thoughts on “Perfect?

    1. Mo says:

      IKR? This song says so much. I must be aware of what I say and also what I don’t say to my beautiful children. It stays with them forever, for good or ill. Thanks for your comment!

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