I was in the van driving one of my kids somewhere.  It was just the two of us.  We were quiet, not talking much.

I took a deep breath and then asked, “So, how am I doing?  Am I good mom?”  I wasn’t fishing for compliments.  I really wanted to hear his opinion.

“Yeah, you’re a good mom.”

“Do you think we are too strict?”

“No, not really.”  Then, after a moment of thought he added, “It’s just that other parents aren’t strict enough.”

I took that as a compliment.

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Last Modified: October 11, 2013

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