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Tears in the Pancakes

March 3, 2015

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Today was a hard mom day. Lima Bean’s attitude was just enough to result in her losing her warm, chauffeured ride to school. I took her keys, told her she could walk, and went right back into the house. And then I cried into the pancakes.

She came home with a better approach to human interaction. I am developing some specific expectations that must be met in order to qualify for a ride. 

To her credit,  the school reported she arrived in good time for having to walk at the last minute.

And Lady Bug didn’t seem to mind the weepy addition to her breakfast.

One more step down the path to independence. There is no rush. Each lesson will come in time. Each lesson for both of us. And a little crying every now and then isn’t so bad.

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  1. Charlotte McDonnell permalink
    March 3, 2015 6:45 pm

    A friend reminded me many times (as we raised my teenaged kid brother) that the teenaged years are to help you both prepare for independence…as painful as it is. The thought kept me sane on many a night. It’s normal and you’re not alone. Heck, it’s downright biological!

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