Perfect?

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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.

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“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: https://g.co/kgs/J4uQ0F

Song by Alanis Morrisette, image by Getty Images

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4 thoughts on “Perfect?

    1. 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!
      Mo

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