Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Affirmation

This morning, Chip took Charlie to school, so it was just Mary Clare and I for the drive over to St. Louis. There was a lot of singing on her part, and a lot of NPR listening on my part. It was quite peaceful. 

At one point, Mary Clare asked me to get her a book located in the pocket behind my seat. As I patted around for it, pulling out various books in search for the elusive numbers book, she said "No, no, no," until I finally heard a rather effusive, "There you go," she said. "You got it." As I handed her the book, she added "That's a good girl." 

I have to tell you, I didn't quite know how to respond. Still don't. But I do know that those were most definitely my words coming right back at me. 

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday I heard Xavier giving Reese the potty pep talk. Everything he said was a replica of what I say to her, including the inflection in his voice. Now I know why she won't go on the Potty - I wouldn't do anything for someone with that much fake enthusiasm either. It's downright scary when you hear your own words/voice from their smart little mouths.

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