“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.”

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!

  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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