(to my amazing children)
I will sit you down and explain things to you,
get you combat-ready for life,
I’ll lead by example.
I am not afraid of correcting you; it is one of
my top duties. I will work on my listening
and choose my words with caution.
Being your friend is not of any importance to me.
I cannot compromise honesty for an improper upbringing.
Lies leave paper trails.
As your mother, I will always do my best
to supervise and defend you with God
as the head of our beautiful family.