sometimes our hearts need to honor overwhelming feelings
My six year old grandson, Liam, has had quite a few mantras over the course of his short life - there was the "What dat?" as he was just learning to talk, the short, but concise, "No!" when he realized he had some options in life, and the always amusing (sometimes tiring) "Why?" when he was trying to know more about his ever expanding world.
His current favorite is the longest one to date - "It's not fair!"
"It's not fair!" apparently has multiple uses and shows up in all kinds of unexpected places - at bedtime, at dinnertime, at times when it appears that his brother receives anything slightly different from what he has, and, one of my personal favorites, when we're stuck at a red light and can't get moving to where we're going.
While he was in one of his "It's not fair!" moods the other day, and no insight or explanation I could conjure up helped him see otherwise, I stepped back for a moment and started thinking that maybe I was really missing what he was trying to relay. The thought came to me that . . . Read More