I remember when I was a kid, I used to always drink 99% of the Iced Tea in the fridge because we had a rule that the person who finished it, had to make a new batch. We always had the tiniest bit of Iced Tea sitting in the fridge, sometimes I’d even hold a grudge against the rest of my family for not finishing the last 1% of the Iced Tea so a new batch would be made for me.
As a kid, you really only see the world through your own eyes. There’s probably a million other examples of me being a complete jackass and I never even realized it at the moment. As wonderful as kids are, they can also be really stubborn.
I am very patient, I can ask Winston about 199 times to not splash the water from the bathtub onto the bathroom floor, but he’ll do it a 200th time. I can ask Winston not to hit his sister 199 times, but he’ll still hit her a 200th time. I can tell Winston that he’s not getting a toy on our trip to Target, but he’ll still ask 1,000,000 times.
While my first thought is that my kid is a complete knucklehead, upon further reflection, I realize that I am just starting to become less of a knucklehead myself. As Mother’s Day is approaching, I recommend you all think about the stupid and irritating things you’ve probably done while you were growing up and thanking her for her patience.