Do You Think I’m Talking Just to Hear Myself?
I’m sure every parent has had this problem. I have asked my children to do the exact task for the last three or four days. It isn’t difficult. It is something I am not physically capable of doing. Last night I specifically asked to have it done after dinner. Again.
What I asked them to do was restock the refrigerator in our garage with drinks so we would have cold beverages. This is not hard. But I am having issues with postural hypotension from medications, so can’t deal with it right now.
Evidently they each assumed the other one was going to do the stocking. This morning, when I went out to get our morning drinks “to go”, there were none in the refrigerator.
Do you want to know how mad I was? This was not the way to start my day. I got some wimpy excuses on the drive to school, but nothing to make me happy. I discussed communication, since they had not discussed it. They just both assumed that the other one was going to do it. We will have to have a “sit down when I am not angry. I discuss stuff better when I am calm.
That’s something I have learned over the last (number deleted to preserve my dignity) years.