Monday, June 23, 2008

When Parenting Backfires

It was one of those days yesterday. I discovered that my daughter has been listening to at least some of the things I say. And there are a few things that have yet to get through to her. I'll explain...

We were sitting at church and I was ignorantly congratulating myself on how well behaved my children were being. In the pew behind us was a lady I hadn't seen before, and I hadn't had a chance to meet her yet. My daughter, in a whisper loud enough to be heard asked me, while looking over my shoulder at the unknown woman, "Who is that lady behind us?"

"I don't know," I said.

Then my daughter gave her a look one might normally give to a convict or a particularly vile insect. In a voice worthy of The Exorcist she whispered - again, loudly enough to be clearly heard by most people nearby, "You're a stranger!"

So much for "Everyone is welcome at Church."

I have spent a lot of time during her short life apologizing to people. (Sigh)

1 comment:

russandkatie said...

Oh I just love her! She makes me laugh just about every Sunday!

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