Author misses point on parenting

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 04:04 PM.

“The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite and he bends you (parents serving as the bow) to his might that his arrows may go swift and far.”

Given they are worked, honed, and tempered straight and true I might add.

Fine. Parenthood isn’t fun. But when we accept that parenting isn’t about us, its enjoyment isn’t the point. We devote ourselves to the task, bend to the Archer’s pull, let loose our arrows, and are content.

Barry Fetzer is a columnist for the Havelock News. He can be reached at

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