Counting down the days until Beth’s thirteenth birthday with a few reposts from the archives.
Originally posted: Jan 15, 2003, Beth’s age: 5
Mommy and Daddy were having a little disagreement. Beth was caught in the middle, sitting at the table trying to do her homework. After this discussion began to wind down and mommy left the room, Beth called out, “mommy, stop being argumentative!”
“What did you say?”, mommy asked incredulously from the other room.
“Argumentative”, Beth responded.
“That’s what I thought you said, I just couldn’t quite believe it. Did you learn that word from daddy?”
It is a parents responsibility to teach their children, but my wife feels that I should be a little more selective in what I teach.