I was doing some blog surfing today and came across Mommifried: 5 Things We Wish Our Kids Didn't Do and for the most part, I thought it was a cute blog post. I don't really agree with the dressing themselves part but then again, I never had knock down drag out battles with the boyz. Joe pretty much picks out his clothes (within limits) and Alan wears whatever I put on the bathroom sink that morning. I would definitely have a harder time with girls who wanted to dress like little tramps.
But the picture/cartoon that accompanied the blog post just stuck in my craw. The quote is "A good child does not make you a 'lucky' parent. There's no such thing. It's called good parenting. That is a hard concept to grasp in today's society."
As the mom of two special needs kiddos, I resent that. My kids can rarely be described as "good" and yet I think I'm a good parent. I also know little gems that have grown up in abusive or neglectful environments. So does that mean that they had good parenting?
I do understand the point I think she was trying to make. Most of the time when a child is behaving properly and appears to be happy, good parenting was involved. But there is a certain aspect of nature that cannot be denied.