This is 100% MommyDishMondayMotivation. If parents’ priorities were straight (ahem, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin), they would be happy supporting whatever their kids’ dreams and aspirations are (elite college or no college if they prefer a trade). I believe, with every fiber of my being, that it’s a parent’s job to deliver good kids with kind hearts to the world, to support their dreams (because you have already had a chance to chase yours, and, like me, you are likely still striving), and to love them for who they are, not what you want them to be.
I honestly cannot imagine being Felicity Huffman or Lori Loughlin and paying $15k and $500k, respectively, to get my kids into college, even if I had it. Felicity Huffman admitted to paying a proctor to cheat for her daughter by changing her answers on her SAT. Lori Loughlin allegedly had her kids pose for crew pictures even though they never participated in the sport to slither into USC because it’s exclusive, prestigious, and close to home. (Sidebar: It’s also important to cut the cord when it’s time, too.)
What could have possibly been their thought process?
Concentrate on teaching kids kindness and we will all be better off!