Thursday, January 7, 2016

I Already Have a Teenager

This morning on the way to school, Raphaela used a term in Hebrew and I corrected her.  She continued to insist that she was correct and I was wrong, and would not listen to my explanation.  Raphaela literally covered her ears and did the "La la la, I'm not listening" show for my benefit.

I told Raphaela that although I don't know everything, I know a little bit more than her at this point in my life.  She replied, "Well we are the First Grade girls of Evelyna, we can be smart too."

When we got to school, I sat down with her and wrote out my explanation, trying to make it clear that it's OK to admit that you made a mistake, and that others have something to teach you.

Raphaela took the sheet of paper and crumpled it up, saying, "I am not interested in this conversation anymore."

Six years old.  Lord help me when we get to the teenage years, where she will know everything and be invincible.

1 comment:

deeps said...

you do have a smart daughter