Monday, July 11, 2011

My kids keep teaching ME how behave. Even when they don't realize it!

I read a comic strip the other day that made me think about my books.  It was the long Sunday version of “For Better or For Worse”.  A young boy, around six years old, was misbehaving.  Finally, the mother had had enough and sent him to bed.  As she stormed out of his bedroom the boy asked for a goodnight kiss.  She replied that when he behaved this way, she didn’t feel like kissing him.  He said, almost in tears “But Mom, that’s when I need it most!”

I know I get frustrated at both my 13 year old and my 4 year old children.  I know that I say things and react in ways that I am later, if not instantly, sorry for.  And most, if not all, parents go through this.  Otherwise books like “Go the F**k to Sleep”

1 comment:

  1. I also have trouble sometimes understanding when they ARE teaching me an important lesson. That's the trouble with parenting: we can hear our kids, but we just don't often enough listen to them.