Friday, May 19, 2006

Listening to Your Kids

My earlier post about observing and paying attention to your children's needs reminded me of an eye-opening thing that Ria said to me when she was four or five years old. I suffer a little from over-analytical syndrome (critiquing books is a good outlet) and one day after Mass I was complaining about the sermon to my husband. Admittedly it wasn't a heresy-filled diatribe, just a little wimpier than my "smarter" self-of-the-past wanted to see. Ria looked up at me with an adamant expression on her face and said, rather sternly, "He's doing the best he can!"

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