Confession Tuesday


November 8, 2011 by Melissa

I sometimes hope that my daughter Lucy hurts herself doing something I’ve tried warning her about just so she’ll learn the lesson and I can stop talking to hear myself talk. I don’t want her to get seriously hurt-just enough to get her attention and make her remember…

2 thoughts on “Confession Tuesday

  1. Carol says:

    I remember thinking that very same thing! 😀

  2. June Schubert says:

    I remember (a million years ago) reading an article about letting children be fearless (to a certain degree, of course) and especially about letting little girls try things (that we, as parents, might be fearful of them doing). I think there must be a fine line between “no, you’ll get hurt!” and “try it, but be careful”. I’m also thinking about the book (surprise, surprise!) called Raising Your Spirited Child. (And I do realize you are mostly talking about “don’t stick your hand in the fire” kinds of things, but sometimes that bleeds over to less dangerous things–I remember the article showed a child balanced on top of a wall about 3-4 feet high.)

    And, on the other hand, I remember thinking nearly the same thing! David became a biter when Karin was born (coincidence? I think not!). And I couldn’t wait for her to get teeth and bite him back! Some parents would have suggested I bite David, but I wasn’t the injured party and logically that would make no sense! So I kept hoping Karin would exact revenge, baby-style! Well, wouldn’t you know it, she didn’t get her first tooth until she was 12 1/2 months old and by then he was pretty much over it.

    Aauugghh, my darned reply is longer than your blog! Too much! I hope things are going well with your girls (and I definitely hope that Lucy didn’t turn biter like David did!)

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