What I Want to Say: Slice of Life 21/31 #sol17

slice of life

What I Want to Say:


We’ve been over this before.

We’re done here.

I’m not having this conversation.

Because I said so.

I am the parent. You are the child.

This is not up for discussion.

What I Will Say:

This is so important to you.

I really want to hear you on this.

I’m so glad we can talk about hard things.

It’s important to me to listen closely.

This is a tough one.

I really want to be supportive of the things you want to do.

I wonder how we will resolve this.






10 responses to “What I Want to Say: Slice of Life 21/31 #sol17”

  1. elsie Avatar

    Inside thoughts and out loud spoken words, what a difference. You know your child, so you know what will yield the best results. But don’t you wish you could just end it with the thoughts swirling in your mind?

  2. Lisa Keeler Avatar

    Such an honest and beautiful poem. I can really relate.

  3. Ms. Pesta Avatar

    Does it take a lot for you to transition this way with your child? I don’t have children and I often wondered if there is difficulty with the way you interact with your own. I imagine at times it would be trying. Enjoyed reading your poem.

  4. Akilah Avatar

    I do both because sometimes we are NOT having the conversation again.

  5. The Logonauts (@thelogonauts) Avatar

    “I wonder how we will resolve this.” Love this one!

  6. KScheirer Avatar

    It seems easier to say the first part, but I think the second is more effective. I like your format.

  7. Tara Smith Avatar

    Love that “we” at the end – that’s how both of you win.

  8. djvichos Avatar

    I admire the way you choose to talk with your son because that struggle to listen and empathize is so real.

  9. carwilc Avatar

    You are definitely a way better mom than I am!!! Wow!

  10. Leigh Anne Avatar
    Leigh Anne

    This is such a familiar conversation…actually a current one too! Hang in there, mom!

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