The following is a guest post written by Kassandra Brown of Parentcoaching.org.
“You’re too clumsy to be my mom” shrieks my 5 year old after I knock her glass of Christmas punch off the counter.
I look at the spreading stain and bite my tongue on yet another reminder that putting glasses on the edge of the counter means they are more likely to get spilled. I am tired and distracted and just trying to get dinner going.
“Yes, I am clumsy sometimes. Let’s clean this up,” I say instead.
“But that’s the last of the juice and I really wanted it and it’s really special. If you love me you’ll get me more.”