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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