“Faster You Learn That, The Happier You’ll Be”

5 Feb

I am typingwritingtypingworking when the middle-school hurricane comes in and starts talking before she ever takes a breath.

“So, I was having a fight with XXXXX, and I said, ‘this is not all about you.’ ”

“And  XXXXX said, ‘yes, it is. It is ALWAYS all about me.’ “

“And I said ‘listen, I don’t care who you are, nothing is ever all about you. EVER. Faster you learn that, the happier you’ll be.’ ”

Then, just like that, she blows out of the kitchen and into her room.

And I think, just for a moment, “perhaps I am not sucking quite so bad at this parenting thing as I fear.”

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6 Responses to ““Faster You Learn That, The Happier You’ll Be””

  1. Matthew Egan February 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I coulda told you that. First hand.

  2. SB's Bea February 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Where is the “like” button? 🙂

  3. Claire February 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Of course, you’re not!

  4. ingrid February 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    I’m so glad I only have one girl. The things we go through and the tough lessons that get learned. Kudos to your daughter for letting her “friend” know what’s what!
    ~ingrid

  5. Bridget February 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m proud of her and I don’t even know her! 🙂

  6. Rachel Kellar February 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    =D I agree with Bridget! Well done postalmama, well done.

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