Communication sometimes eludes us at our house. Take this conversation for example:
Me: Whoa! Your pockets are very full. What treasures do you have in there today?
Little Person: Nothin’. Just some jelly beans an stuff, she said as she pulled out a handful of sticky, lint covered candy.
Me. Oh my! I think you may have taken all the jelly beans from the bowl at our friend’s home this afternoon.
Little Person: Well, she did offer it to me, you know.
Me: I don’t believe she meant for you to take all of them.
Little Person: Then she shouldn’t have showed me the dish and asked me if I wanted them. Because I did. After she walked away.
That’s the day I met Miss-Communication and Miss-Understanding, adding another lesson to the Little Peoples’ List of Life Skills. Parenting kids is a constant exercise in understanding that even though you were standing right there, you may not have any idea what just happened.
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