Monday, December 22, 2008

Other Parents Describe my Daughter

At a recent parent's night at my daughter's school the parents were asked to introduce themselves and say something about their child. The descriptions were in the realm of what is generally expected.

"My daughter likes pink."

"My son likes cars, trains... really any form of wheeled transportation."

When my turn came I said, "My daughter likes telling people what to do."

The parent of a regular play-date partner corrected me, "No. She likes it when people do what she says."

"Right, she really insists compliance!" another parent of a friend added.

I hadn't thought of this proviso, since for me obedience always went without saying.

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