Child Wise

 Not yet five.

And she tells me as we talk about feelings,

That sometimes she is okay.

But sometimes she just has to feel angry.

And that’s okay.

I told her she was very smart.

I told her that being angry is, indeed, okay.

But we must still behave while we are angry.

She looked out the car window as we drove

And said

“Sure we do.”

With just the smallest hint of sarcasm.

Dismissing me and my wisdom.

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40 thoughts on “Child Wise

  1. From the mouths of babes.

  2. ksbeth says:

    ha! wise beyond her years )

  3. niaaeryn says:

    She does make a good point. I love her forthrightness, wish I were that open and honest at her age. 🙂

  4. What a cutie! She seems to have a secret. LOL

  5. duncanr says:

    kids, eh ?

    gotta love the little buggers ! 😆

  6. Ocean Bream says:

    Wise child! But then again, aren’t all children? 😉

  7. Robin says:

    Gotta love her honesty. 😀

  8. haha love her spunk, Colleen. Imagining dismissing you! ❤
    Diana xo

  9. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Yep! 😉

  10. Very wise little girl Colleen 😀

  11. mewhoami says:

    Smart girl, sometimes we do get angry and can’t help it. But you’re right, we can’t use anger as an excuse to misbehave. That goes for all ages.

  12. reocochran says:

    Oh my goodness! If I were a Brit, I would say: “How cheeky of her!” 🙂
    I had to chuckle at her 5 year old ability of being subtle in her use of sarcasm, Colleen.

  13. cindy says:

    Love it!!!!

  14. Mustang.Koji says:

    I see you have your own Little Cake Boss…

  15. Debra says:

    I think at times when I’m angry my emotional age must be about 5, as well! She expresses herself very well–even with the tone. 🙂

  16. markbialczak says:

    Wow. I love that kid. 🙂

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