Of all the things I aspire to be, my biggest goal is to be second rate.
I know that I'm broken, sinful, selfish, lazy ... and I want my kids to know it too.
It won't take them long to figure out that I will hurt, disapoint and fail in my attempt to love them as a parent.
And I have to.
I am a mother. I am human. I want my kids to see me as only the faintest picture of the great I AM who tell us:
"I am the better Father,
the better lover,
the better food,
the better drink,
the better rest,
in short, -- everything that you need - I AM"
So if you are caught in the trap that says "I've got to be the perfect parent" dial it back a bit. Show your kids as much as you humanly can, and when it isn't enough - point them to I AM.