Last night, we wound up after what was a very long day for all of us.
I sat with the kids, listening to their friendly sibling banter, my mind focused on my ‘Things to do list’. Only a few things they said actually registered with me.
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One word, ‘birthday’, made me look up and pay attention. The conversation went something like this.
Son: My birthday’s coming up in a month.
Teen daughter: Wow, yes. What are you planning?
Son: I think I am too old for b’day parties. I will, maybe, have a few friends over.
Teen daughter: Why don’t you want a party? You did the same thing for Halloween. You did not want to go trick or treating.
Son: What’s wrong with that?
Teen daughter: You are growing up too soon..you need to enjoy these things at your age.
(I think, “Wow, my daughter is really giving good advice)
Teen daughter: Just remember, if you give up all these things too soon….and then expect to eat all my Halloween candies, that I gather after hours of planning and make-up, think twice. NO WAY will you get them.
Hmmmm……! So that’s what it was all about…I go back to planning my schedule with a smile on my face.