45 minutes until swim practice.
I can see it in her eyes. She doesn't want to go.
I am NOT in the mood to deal with the drama of the ever changing teenage attitude.
I have two choices. I can ignore it, or I can hit it head on knowing that I will walk into a hornet's nest if I do.
OH YES I DID!!!
After I successfully deliver, what I believe to be the single best lecture I have given to date, she responds with eyes rolled so far back in her head that I'm pretty sure she could see her brain stem. She delivers the next statement with such conviction and passion that I am sure she believes she has closed the case.
"This is all your fault! You just want me to be great!"
"Fine, call Kimsey and your dad and tell them you won't be at practice."
15 minutes later someone was swimming a 200 freestyle warmup.
Protected: Everybody’s daughter and her loss.
8 months ago