If you have ever spent time with children or looked after them or have them, then you would have experienced the infuriating thing they do – watching a movie over and over and over AND over again.
I could never understand it but now, as a wiser mother to a six year old and an eight year old, I know they were preparing me for a life time of living in a repetitive state.
Little did I know that this quirk was a forewarning of the way things were going to be as they grew up.
- You have to tell them to pick up their clothes like two hundred times and repeat it all again, yep all two hundred times, the next day.
- You have to tell them to clear the table after eating.
- You have to tell them not to play when they should be eating.
- You have to tell them not to talk whilst eating.
- You have to tell my son not play football in the house, particularly in the room with French doors overlooking the garden WHERE he should be playing.
- You have to tell my daughter not to touch things, especially fragile things in John Lewis.
- You have to tell them over and over again to say ‘excuse me’ and not interrupt people in conversation.
- You have to tell them, even after they’ve spent two hours tidying up their room, to pick up their toys again.
- You just have to tell them over and over and over and OVER again.
I can only hope and pray that when they older some of what I’ve said will stick. In the meantime, may God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Sigh.
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