On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Verdict

Sissy was in a good mood at supper last night. She was so busy chatting and being silly she wasn't eating, which is HUGE because although she no longer hoards food, she will absolutely inhale anything you put in front of her.

Taking advantage of her good mood, I snagged her unused napkin, grabbed a pen and wrote a multiple choice question.

Gummies are healthy.
A. false
B. false
C. false
D. all of the above

I got Sissy's attention and said, "Hey look! A pop quiz. You're guaranteed to get a 100%"

I surreptitiously pushed the napkin in front of her. She read the statement and a smile slowly crept across her face. She said nothing but grabbed the pen and confidently circled letter D with a giggle. Pushing the napkin back towards me she made eye contact and smiled.

"Hey look, you got a 100%!" And we both laughed out right.

Verdict is in. Gummies are NOT healthy. Just in case you wondered.


Sheri said...

I love this! <3

GB's Mom said...

Such good stuff! My thoughts are with you today.

Kristine said...

But what if they are soaked in vodka?

Ranger said...

LOL It's so lovely you're getting some minutes to enjoy her like this!

Miz Kizzle said...

So wait, gummies aren't healthy?
Doesn't the package say they're fat free? I'm confused.
The fact that Sissy was able to laugh at herself is a good sign. Yes, you chose a time when she was in a good mood to poke a little gentle fun at her expense, but it's still encouraging that she didn't fly into a rage.
You're such a good mom.

Integrity Singer said...

@ Miz Kizzle - it was risky but worth it for her response. I agree - hearing her laugh at herself was SO encouraging. Down right amazing!