Here’s something very rarely mentioned in the same sentence: Prizefighting and parenthood.
Actually, parenting is less like prizefighting than watching boxers from a ring-side seat.
Life is not exactly a fight but it can sometimes feel like we’re on the ropes in a ring.
Alone maybe, or facing lousy odds.
Personally, I’ve been a spectator, trainer, sometimes a cutman in your life “matches.” It’s offered me a sense of pride, if not power.
I’ve always been proud of you. Conversely, I’ve never been ashamed of you.