E in his new school uniform, looking sharp.
The other afternoon, E (9yo) sadly came into the house from playing with some neighbor friends outside. He had experienced something, with one of the adults, that caused him dismay. It was a situation where he read into the adult's expression and it made him feel badly.
One of the most challenging things in parenting is teaching your child a life lesson that has gray areas. Relationships are nuanced and sometimes that is easily lost on kids, even adults at times.
We talked about the situation for quite a few minutes. I felt like I wasn't getting through to him, as I often feel in these types of conversations. But, we kept talking...and talking. Suddenly he said, "Thanks, Mom. You've made me feel much better about it."
Such a great feeling to have made him feel better and to know he was processing what I was saying. That moment really made my week.
I want to hear about your week. Did you have a revelation? Did something funny happen? Please share!