Monday, June 16, 2014

Authenticity in the little things

My dd has always had lots of fun handing us things. Oftentimes when we're eating together, she hands me whatever she's holding at the moment.

I realized so often we say "Oooooh well thank you so much, how kind of you" or things like that, and take the item from her.

I speak the truth now: "Thanks sweetie, I don't need another spoon for now. You can put it there".

It feels better for me, and I believe for her, too. Because I take her more seriously this way, telling her how I really feel, and how eating with someone else works. I believe she's happier knowing what she's really supposed to do, instead of interacting with someone who makes things up to keep her supposedly happy.

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