Today is the day you learned how to yell at me. You learned the valuable life skill of yelling at someone who makes you unhappy and I was given a tremendous opportunity to practice my patience and mercy. One day I will look back fondly with perspective of how adorable today's acts of rebellion were by comparison, when you want to leave the house to "hang out with your friends" in a "what the hell do you think you're wearing?" ensemble. On that day, I'll know there was once a time when it exhausted my soul to shovel sweet potatoes into yours between your shouting, tears, and so-mad-you're-blowing-snot-out-of-your-nose boogers.
I love you, Alice. Tomorrow is a new day.
|it was even worse than this, she actually tried to smile for the camera.|