Hopefully when you guys are older, you’ll read these letters to you and you’ll gleam some insight into why I may or may not have done certain things for/to you. Why was daddy so strict? Why did he want me to learn Chinese? Taekwondo, brazillian jiujitsu, again? Why no TV, why no iPad? Why did he say “practice, practice, practice” all the time?
Parenting has been one of the toughest challenges in my life. Read some psychology books and pretty much everyone says your experiences in childhood are the foundation to how you act as an adult. That’s a huge burden for a parent! It’s extremely scary! I was just trying not to mess you guys up!
I know that I saw Ye-ye as infallible when I was younger, but as I grew older, I realized he was just human. I didn’t get the chance to really understand the way he approached life and why he did certain things, so I hope that these blog posts will give you some insight into the what I was thinking at certain ages in your life (and mine!).
One day you’ll realize that yup, Daddy is human and I really didn’t know what the hell I was doing – that I was just learning about life just like you, and making it up as I went along!
You guys really are my inspiration for everything I do.