She turned to me and said, “Mama, it makes me sad that you said I am wise and that it makes you want to be a better person. I don’t want you to change for me. You don’t have to change for anyone. You are good as you are.”
I was astounded- She felt bad that she had said something that made me want to change – she just wanted me be to be the person I am. And we as parents do not think twice about trying to change our children every minute of the day.
How many of us parents can claim to give our children the unconditional love we receive from them?
Though I could not say a thing to my wise little one, something did change that night…