Monday, April 22, 2013
Don't you just hate it when one of your children displays a negative tendency that you have or did have as a child? It is horrifying. One of my children often displays my incredibly stubborn tendency that I had as a kid. Thankfully, for the most part, I'm over it.
The stubbornness is about being right and oh it was a problem for me! I remember someone completely proving me wrong (like I just did to my child) but I would hold on, no matter what - to the death - saying that I wasn't wrong. It happened a lot. I even remember some specific instances (pretty amazing for this woman with a pathetic memory) where I knew that the person I was arguing with was right - they completely demolished my argument - but I "stood my ground", and said I was right and they were wrong. I was so darn stubborn.
And now I'm on the other end. And I just want to apologize to those people in my life who put up with me. It wasn't easy. So not easy.