Why does your mother give me dagger eyes when I am only trying to offer sound parenting advice at the grocery store. If my child was screaming for the apples in another person's cart I would take him directly out of that store and home for such behaviour.
Mom of the Year.
Dear Mom of the Year,
My mother is well aware of how you would handle the situation. She has been told multiple times by other 'Mom of the Year' recipients. She chooses dagger eyes as a response because to explain to you that you are making matters worse is futile and bargaining is not an option when I am experiencing a meltdown. During these moments I am unable to receive or express any level of comprehendible communication and I get stuck on the object of my intent. My mother understands that she will serve me best if she helps me ride out the emotions until I can become calm enough to move on. If you would pay attention you would see that she usually does this with a strong hug and some redirection and I will soon melt into her arms for comfort and rest because these moments take a lot out of me.
Why do you speak in jibber jabber? My daughter is younger than you and she was speaking in full sentences before she was even born.
Future Harvard Mom
Dear Future Harvard Mom,
I speak in jibber jabber because when I get very excited or very upset I lose my ability to communicate verbally. It's almost like when you feel so inadequate you can't help but lose your ability to tell the truth. We are very impressed that your daughter is so advanced. I hope she never dares fall of the pedestal. It would be a long way down with expectations like yours.
Why do you obsess over things? Why can't you move on. Come stay with me for two weeks and I will straighten you out.
The world can be confusing and scary when communication and socialization are not intuitive. I find much comfort in the things that I do understand. New and unpredictable situations can be overwhelming so I will often seek refuge with known routines and items. Furthermore, I do enjoy learning every detail of a preferred item or topic because I love things with an intensity that will allow me to master the knowledge of whatever I eventually choose. As for your kind invitation, I would need less than one hour to straighten you out, but I am far too kind to make such an offer.
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)