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Why Would I Say That?

I used to write down funny things the kids said.

(For those of you beginning the journey, keep a journal, send yourself a text, etc. You’ll definitely want it later).

Looking through old texts to myself, I found this one from early 2016:

Me (to my daughter):

“I couldn’t hear what you said, but it sounded like ‘I love you so much!'”

She (with emphasis and attitude):

“Why would I say THAT?!”

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Photo credit: Steven Depolo

At the time, we were in the throes of RAD. She and I did not get along. Every time she considered loving me, her trauma triggered anger and fear.

Two years later, LOVE WINS.

We have come so far, this girl and I.

We’ll probably have more roller coaster days and maybe months ahead, considering she’s now a teen, but we’ll make it.

She’s gone to camp and I really miss her. She’s one of my favorite people in the world.

Reactive Attachment Disorder, you can kiss my butt. 

 

 

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Fish Funeral

Both sad and funny. Thought you might like this one.  I wonder if Dorian was gray…

https://aopinionatedman.com/today-my-fish-died/

 

Literal Child

Of late, our son is interested in making jokes.

He’s extremely literal and humor can be tough for him.

This morning he accosted me with yet another “joke,” sure this time that he’d come up with a winner. I’d just sent him to tame a cowlick, which triggered his idea.

He: “Why doesn’t it take a long time for a dog to comb its hair in the morning?”

Me: “I don’t know; why doesn’t it take a long time for a dog to comb its hair in the morning?”

He: “Because dogs don’t HAVE hair. They have fur!”(Wild grin.) “Get it??? Good one, right?”

He sauntered off, chuckling and muttering happily to himself, “How can they comb hair if they have fur? Good one. Good one.”

Ah, my literal child.

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