Ending "It's Not Fair!"
My seven year old daughter is overly dramatic and knows how to use words to paint an elaborate picture of betrayal, sadness, heartbreak. Wait, my daughter is a dramatic story teller? Shocking, right? The problem with her stories is that they are not always terribly accurate. She doesn’t lie. She just exaggerates to paint herself as the victim, the main villain in her tales, her little brother. Listen, the boy can be a real terror. I’ve written on this very blog about how he has challenged us as parents from time to time. But he is also a love who showers his sister with affection and adoration when he’s not poking and picking at her.
As the very proud mom to both of my delightfully wacky kids, I’m struggling to help my daughter find a balance between righteous indignation and gratitude, especially when it comes to her pesty little brother. Yesterday I had simply had enough as she yelled at no one in particular, tears streaming down her face. The source of anger wavered depending on my queries, but in the midst of it all I sensed a tone.
The theme of her angry fit? ”It’s not fair!”
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