I just finished listening to this episode and, as a parent, it made me think about some things. Of course, I'm always wondering if I'm doing something that will scar my child. I try not to let him see me when I have emotional difficulties and I hope that I don't put pressure on him to be anything more than a kid. I suppose no one is a perfect parent, but the pressure to be everything to your child is there all the time.
I wanted to comment about the survey from "Long Time Listener" that Paul read at the end of the podcast. The survey responder mentioned that his mom would snuggle with him in bed, almost like spooning, when he was little. Obviously there's more information that's needed (how old was he? Was it more than just snuggling?) but I'd like to let him know that he might not have to be concerned about that. As a mom, I can say that snuggling with my son is one of the pure joys in my life. There's something about the love that your child brings to you that is just sweet and innocent. I hope that was his situation.
I'm ready to live a life of joy.