A couple of weeks ago my childhood friend, Melanie, came over to visit. It’s great to see her and we should definitely do it more often!!
Anyways, she made a comment to me (I’m paraphrasing) about how I’m the kind of parent she thought I’d be – no yelling or anything.
I almost laughed because it’s so not true! Hmmm. What she saw is the kind of parent I am when other people are around and the kind of parent I wish I was all the time. But the cold, hard truth is that I do my fair share of yelling. So just to make sure everyone knows I’m keeping it real, I’ll share with you a little conversation that occurred at my house maybe a month or so ago.
Lyndsay was yelling and bossing Derek around and I thought I’d reason with her to get her to stop behaving that way:
Me: Lyndsay, you know when you grow up you won’t be able to yell at people all the time.
Derek: Why not, Mom? You do.
So now you know.