A Word to Parents

1970.harmon-killebrew.16Harmon Killebrew was a star hitter for the Minnesota Twins in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In recalling his childhood, he often told this story:

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’

‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply.

‘We’re raising boys.'”

Parenting duties can battle with other expectations: Career aspirations, financial goals, fantasies of spotless homes and leisurely schedules.

Whatever you’re treasuring or pursuing, be sure that Papa Killebrew’s simple focus weighs in to your equation because there are a lot of things out there that we aren’t raising and only a few that we are.