Motherhood, insanity and everyday life.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Go Figure

You know what's more surprising than when your child acts like a beast at the most inappropriate and inconvenient moments? When you dole out a punishment that seems severe and bone-crushing and they take it well.

The other day our daughter was off the map with disrespect towards us. So we punished her in a way that would cut to the very core of her being - we took away her television privileges. Not just for a day or a week, but for the rest of the month! After a mild whimper, she accepted it. She took it like a great sport and all-around good kid. What's up with that?

Why is it that right in the middle of your blood pressure exploding, when you think you're experiencing another parental nightmare, your kid knocks you for a loop? Just when you get your armour ready to do battle, they go and do something totally unexpected. They act mature.

Go figure.


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