There will be a time, perhaps several years, when I am infallible, invincible and completely inerrant…
At least, I will be these things in the eyes of my child. I have to be honest and say that I’m looking forward to this, because the last time I was all of these things was when I was a teenager, and that’s been a while.
Yes, they say that parents are the equivalent of superheroes from a child’s point of view, able to do anything at all, solve any problem, and speak words of truth at all times. Every word I speak will be completely true to my child. Everything I do will be great in the eyes of my child.
Those will be nice days, the days when I have someone around who is too innocent to know the truth about me. Those days will not last long enough. Because the fact is, one day, a day that I cannot see nor prevent, my son will discover the truth about me.
That I am a hypocrite.
And maybe you have not realized it…but your children will discover the same about you.
But don’t worry. It’s not all bad news. In becoming hypocrites, we become human.