Oh how I long for the days when we will see ‘the real’ in my girls.
What I’d give for a temper tantrum.
How I’d appreciate an opinion.
A little defiance would actually be lovely.
Compliant children that say and do what they think they should, are not just being well-behaved.
Children are supposed to say ‘no’ once in a while. They’re supposed to moan. They’re supposed to groan at your requests of chores. They’re supposed to nag for all manner of things.
Compliant children are untrusting. They’re constantly trying to please. They’re constantly watching for your reactions.
They laugh when you laugh. They smile when you smile. They pause when you pause. They do as you do and do as you say. Because its safer that way
They’re like robots.
It’s not easy to love a robot.