There are little words of wisdom that come from all over the place that we incorporate into our lives to help us make sense of what we perceive to be our reality and what we try to teach our children. One of my favorites is from Dina. When her kids say, "Mom, I'm thirsty." She responds with, "Hi Thirsty, I'm Friday, come over Saturday and we'll have a Sundae." Perfect. In other words, don't tell me your problem. Instead, offer a solution that I can help you with such as, "Mom, may I have some juice?"
And then there are those wonderful words that come out of our mouths that make absolutely no sense whatsoever and we wonder where we ever heard such things and still it comes out as if saying such things will make any difference except maybe to prove how idiotic we can be. You know what I'm talking about. Junk like, "If you fall out of that tree and break your leg, don't come running to me."
Well, Colin came home today with a little saying I've not heard before but when he said it, I thought, "Brilliant."
"You get what you get, you don't throw a fit."
Run that by me again.... Excellent. Then he said, "That's what Miss Cathy says all the time." with a little smile. As if, he's heard it a number of times personally.
I love it! Gonna start using that one.
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