\”If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I\’ll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home.\” ~ Anonymous
Have you ever seen this quote floating around? Every time I come upon it I have to shake my head and laugh.
I can\’t count the number of times a parent has reported to me something their child has said about our day at school and I\’m just dumbfounded …. cause that sure didn\’t happen in MY world.
And if I ever decide to question the child about said comment, they ALWAYS look at me like I\’m crazy. There\’s a little thought bubble above their head screaming, \”Are you nuts? Where did you get an idea like that?\”
A few years ago a parent relayed something their little boy had supposedly said about me to his aunt … it wasn\’t super complimentary so I was a bit upset. But then just a few days later, this child was chatting away with me and said, right out of the BLUE, \”My mom and auntie just get carried away with everything!\” I almost started laughing … mostly out of relief … \’cause at that moment I realized YES, it was a misunderstanding 🙂
But of course, it works both ways, and I always try to remind myself about that. It\’s not that I don\’t believe my kids when they tell me something outrageous or disturbing about their family life … I just pause and remember some of the ridiculous statements that have made their way home from the classroom.
Just saying — ha ha!
This is how I feel some days