Emotional growth

“I’m sorry I hurt your feelings but I’m embarrassed I did that and I’m not ready to process your pain yet.”

-My kid showing more emotional intelligence than an angry person on the internet

–We still have a ways to go but so does every person on the internet 🀷

Emotional growth

Teacher’s Pet

Billie: “Today at class, my teacher was making us write all these sentences but everyone’s hands were hurting so I asked him if we had to write the full sentences or just write the spelling words and do you know what he did?”

Me: “What did he do?”

Billie: “In this super sarcastic voice he said, ‘Okaaaay everyone, apparently Billie doesn’t understand simple instructions so we’re going to go over it onnnneee moooree tiiiimmmeeee. You’re going to write the FuLl SeNTeNcE allll the waaaay through. Do you get it now, Billie????'”

Me: “Did you say ‘No, I don’t. Perhaps if you sarcastically humiliate me more I might. Seems like an effective teaching strategy?'”

Billie: “Wait. Can I say that to him?”

Doug: “No.”

Me: “Yes.”

Doug: “Billie you should not say that.”

Me: “Billie you should say that. You teach people how to treat you, right? Let’s start ya on that practice now.”

Billie: 😳

Doug: “Hezz. You’ll get B in trouble.”

Billie: “Yea, mom. You’ll get me in trouble.”

Me: “I mean, I would LOVE to be called into the principal’s office over that. It would make my damn day. I’ll have your back, B. Just don’t be disrespectful and don’t cuss.”

Billie: “It’s settled. I’m doing it.”

Me: “Cool.”

Billie: “I might cuss a little.”

Doug: 🀦🀦🀦

Teacher’s Pet

A golden girls reference plus massive sass

Me: “Do I have any sauce on my face?”

Billie: “Yea. You have sauce on your double chin.”

Me: 😐

Billie: “You still have sauce on your double chin.”

Me: “Could you stop calling it my double chin, though?”

Billie: “Your triple chin?”

Me: “You know, when I get older you’re getting me the best retirement home money can buy. It’s your penance for treating me this way. No expense spared, ya hear?”

Billie: “πŸ™„Sure thing, Sophia. Shady Pines it is.”

A golden girls reference plus massive sass

Dress to impress

Billie: “Please try to dress fancy for my assembly today. Poor grades means you would come in a poncho. Good grades means you should come dressed well. Great grades means you should be looking like fire, mother. I didn’t work this hard for you to be walking up in there in yoga pants.”

Dress to impress