Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, January 8, 2007 9:33 pm

Parenting

Filed under: Why, yes, I AM a bad parent. Why do you ask? — Lex @ 9:33 pm

Hooper was shocked, shocked to learn yesterday that there are consequences for failing to do what Daddy asks.Just as he has been similarly shocked many times in the past and, no doubt, will be many times in the future. Boy’s a slow learner (which, to judge from the childhood experiences of my brothers and me, he comes by honestly).

So shocked was he that no fewer than four times between lunch and dinner he shouted, “I don’t love you anymore!” (For comparison, I think Victoria might have shouted that at me a total of twice in her entire life.)

To which I gave my standard response (which infuriates him): “Eh, that’s OK. I still love you.”

Which, now I think on it, must be what God spends a lot of time saying.

2 Comments

  1. None of my children EVER said that to me. Ever. They may have THOUGHT it, but they never said it. Why? I’m not sure except that I told them that it was okay to not like what I said or what I did just as it was okay for me to not like some of the things they said or did. But no matter what, I would not stop loving them.

    Comment by jw — Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:45 pm @ 6:45 pm

  2. Oh, I’m sure I screwed up somewhere along the line. That’s why this post is in the category it’s in.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:53 pm @ 8:53 pm


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