Why is it that when my daughter has a meltdown so do I? I know I am the parent, the adult, the one who is suppose to be in control…but whenever Grace gets her back up mine is not far behind. It triggers something in me and the both of us start to run out of patience. I eventually am able to calm down but Grace will keep going and pushes to the point where she will, as the saying goes, cut off her nose despite her face!
Well last night was one of those nights, and unfortunately today we are both sporting dark circles under our eyes because of it. Grace’s tenacity in sticking to her guns will someday serve her well… it’s a good trait to have…many people don’t have enough confidence in their stand to argue it the way Grace can. However when it comes to parent vs. child, the child needs to back down and that’s where we butt heads. I don’t know why Grace is the way she is, but she certainly didn’t get if from her passivist parents!
My sister seems to think she may grow up to be a politician, Lord knows she can work a room with her charm. But I think that her forte will be in law…probably in litigation. She can argue a point until you find yourself agreeing with her just so you don’t have to hear her argue the point anymore.
Interesting, yesterday I was wondering if she might lead a life of crime, and today I am seeing her on the other side of the law…I believe only a fine line separates the two!