Does your child have an answer for everything? Does your child make up excuses to explain why he or she chooses to do (or not to do) something?
Michele Cheplic of Families.com shares a cute anecdote about her five-year-old daughter, who pretty much has the last say in many of their verbal exchanges.
After telling her daughter that she needs to get back in bed, her daughter responds:
“I don’t have any sleep left.”
“My eyes are done sleeping.”
“I used up all my sleep, Mommy!”
Or my favorite:
“Mommy, my eyes are broken. They don’t close.”
These responses serve as a gentle reminder of how precious and innocent children can be. Cheplic is convinced that her daughter’s answers don’t serve as excuses; instead, her daughter “truly believes that what she has to say is valuable.” That’s the kind of confidence all children should have.
Does your child have an answer for everything? Do you get annoyed, or do you cherish the responses?
An Answer for Everything [Families.com]