I know you're going to hate me sometimes, I understand that, I hate myself sometimes too. But I promise I'm going to do the best that I can raising you guys, even when times get tough. I'm not going to make any promises that I won't get mad or that I won't yell, because I will and it will happen a lot, but it's only because I'm frustrated at the world, or even your actions but not you. I will always love and respect you, you're a piece of me. But that doesn't mean I won't get upset if you do something stupid, or do something that will ruin your reputation, I have high expectations for you, but its only because I know you can do great things. You can always do better. You deserve to do what makes you the happiest, no matter how crazy the plan sounds, if you want it bad enough, you'll fight for it.
Listen kids, I'm going to teach you to be responsible, I'll teach you to be self-sufficient, and to be smart and kind. I'll also teach you things about your country and state, I'll take you to zoos and museums. I'll show you the world, even if you don't want to see it. You'll learn much more than I'll ever know, and that's okay, you're supposed to learn and grow. But, I won't do all the work for you, that's your job. Be curious, explore. Take risks, and be sure to stop and smell the roses. Look for details, but learn to admire the big picture. You'll find observing is more important than doing sometimes.
I'll spoil spoil you, but you won't realize it until you're older, because you would have worked for all that you got, even if it was just for being a good kid. You'll be a teacher's dream, and a best friend, and maybe even a worst enemy, but you'll take it in stride, because you know who you are and what you're made of.
Kids, I'm not perfect, and I know you're not either, no one is. God didn't create us to be perfect, he created us to be us. So be you, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I promise to love you, I promise to care, I promise to listen, as long as you promise to be the best you can be in every single thing you do, even if its just walking down the street.