"....there is no such thing as the perfect environment in which a child can play. If we try to organize perfection, we fail the child. Part of life is to learn to accept the limitations of any given situation. We do our children a lifelong service if we help them to make the best of where they lie and who they are. Children are great adaptors. They will often make the best of the less-than-perfect situation."
--For the Children's Sake, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Substitute phrases about the child or the children with "ourselves" or "we" and feel revitalized. I did!