A family mission statement? Ive never heard of it. Apparently its a list of ‘values’ or a ‘team motto’ which best sums up the way things are for the family living in the home.
Recently I had been introduced to these and some are pretty cool looking, although these do look really cool and whoever made them up is very creative I cant help but imagine they are far from realistic. Below is an example of the ‘ideal family mission statement’:
(Stolen from the parentingplace.com)
This mission statement is pretty cool, and pretty well designed. Now it may just be me but I am not sure how many homes could hang this on their wall and live by it. So as I do I have gone ahead and put together a From Lad to Dad version of the family value statement above. (Forgive me, I am not as design capable as the person that made the one above so mine is a bit rough!)
I do not think that the From Lad to Dad version really inspires anyone, and also I think it kind of misses the point of the ‘family mission statement’ idea. Of course family life is not always just these things and I really would love to hear from a family home that never encounters any of the above things!
Id like to make a point, things are not as depressing as this mission statement may imply! I love my family and to us I guess the most important line in the From Lad to Dad family statement is the “As far as we know all these things are normal” We just take a more reality based approach to things!