I may have earned that one this time.
My attempt to light a fire under my daughter this morning backfired. As ever, she remains indifferent about being late for school, while my son broke out in tears and fury because of the stress. Ooops : }
I’ve tried everything from letting her be late to yelling out the time every 5 minutes, but to no avail. So, this morning, (after she had lain on the bathroom floor for a while and then flipped through her book order) I walked out the door and yelled: “Whoever’s out last, lock up!”
They caught up to me, which I knew they would, and please realize, they walk home from school by themselves, but he was stressed out and enraged! Her? She lolled up the street, as always.
With one fleeting decision: she’s ever more indifferent and he’s ever more stressed. That’s what I call efficiency.
If only they could share his diligence and her “devil may care”…