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An Honest Jack

Posted by Patience on May 12, 2009 at 6:35 AM in Siblings
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A Mother's Day conversation:

Me: Hey Jack, I'm going to pick strawberries, do you want to come?
Jack: Sure! I'd love to come.
M: Okay, but if you come you have to be kind to Lucy, no fighting, you have to get along. Can you do that?
J: Hmmm, Oooo, I don't know if I can do that, she makes me really angry sometimes. No, I don't think I'm gonna go.
M: No problem, I totally understand.

Five minutes go by. Jack comes down the stairs.

J: Mom! I really want to be with you on Mother's Day so I change my mind. I think I can do it.
Me: Sounds great Jackie-boy! Go get your shoes on.

I laughed to myself at the ease of the honesty in our exchange and the lack of judgement surrounding it. We had a glorious time picking together, one of our best. Jack and Lucy got along swimmingly. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all be free to admit our own limitations and have the space to change our minds and try? Oh, to be a kid again.

It's a super secret comment section today. Well, not really but let's pretend. Tell us what you are really thinking and what thing do you wish you could skip out of?


jen writes...

I really want to skip out on my shower but I think that would not be good for others around me :)

Ann writes...

You are such a great mom!

Sara writes...

Ok, honestly I would love to skip out on a week with my in-laws in town!

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