Monday, April 13, 2015
This is a Test
I think by now Jada gets where I am coming from. As she grows older, we increasingly fight about academics, since it gets harder and less fun for her and since I think that all the more she needs to push through.
A recent interaction is instructive. She was lazy on some math homework, so I kept pushing her to concentrate and to think things through. When she finally got it right, I looked at her with pride and told her I was pleased she was getting it. But then my look turned stern and I said that I was going to keep hounding her about this.
Being the nosy and morbid person that he is, Aaron piped up from the next room over: "What if you die?" Without skipping a beat or turning away from Jada, I replied, "Then I will haunt you." We exchanged smiles: message received, but not without some affection mixed in.