Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Lesson from my child

This parenting racket is a rough business. Keeping all my rules straight, making sure they don't feel entitled to things they don't earn, feeding them healthy foods without teaching them bad eating habits. It's simply fraught with pitfalls and black holes that I must navigate.

I am setting up a kid date with another mom who has 2 kids pretty much the same age as my kids. I asked Trevor what he thought of that. "Ummm, no thanks," he said.

"But, I want to go so I'm going to go ahead and set it up." I told him.

"OK. You demand me. I don't demand you."

See that. That's a lesson to live by that Trevor tried to teach me this morning. I can use that lesson to help navigate some of these tricky pitfalls.

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