Several times this week, Ryan and I have said things to Sydney that when taken out of context would make us look like horrible parents.
1. "No more fruit until you eat your hot dog."
2. "Stop counting."
3. "No more reading."
4. "Please don't touch me."
See? Don't we sound like horribly cruel parents that not only force our daughter to eat junk food but also stunt her emotional well-being and love of learning as well?
I could explain the context of each one to you, but I'll let your imaginations run wild instead. Please know, however, that we really do try to be good parents.
For Michael, At Nine
2 weeks ago