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Movie Quotes – Day 68

You gotta be ready to listen to your children, even if they have nothing to say. — Chicken Little

There have been many a morning where the drive to school is filled with conversations about Boo’s imaginary friend and his dog. Girlie Bear chats with me about the goings on at her school and among her group of friends. Little Bear and I have some excellent conversations about nothing at all. I may not always understand everything they say, but the fact that they want to talk and the tone they use tells me a lot about what’s going on in their lives.

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2 Comments

  1. oldnfo

     /  March 9, 2014

    And it shows the level of trust in you… NOT a bad thing!!!

  2. And the fact they can talk to you about this type of stuff means there is a strong chance they’ll feel comfortable talking to you about big stuff.

    I had a habit during my kids teen years; they never came home to a completely dark house. Made for some short nights but I was always up when they came up with a light on. Most of the time the conversation was “How was the movie/dinner/band thing/homework session? – ‘Fine’ “Okay see ya in the morning” but occasionally, just often enough they sat down and had a serious talk with me. Made all the yawning worthwhile.

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