Monday, August 27, 2007

Quote of the Day

DD1 has been...apathetic, lately. Life holds little interest, nothing sounds fun and if we ask if an event was fun, she finds something to fault about it. She noticed this phase (teenage phases come at age 11?) coming soon after she watched Narnia and we often talk about Susan in Narnia who is too old to have fun, anymore. She and I were having a chat about her lack of interest and our forcing her to participate in much of family activities. Both Dave and I will give her lots of opportunities for "alone-time", but when we ask a question (like 'do you want alone-time') she has to be honest. So often her answers about herself consist of "I don't know." So I was trying to express this need for honesty to her when she said,
"But sometimes I'm already thinking about something, and I don't want to lie, but I don't want to have to think about the question you're asking, so I just say any answer that pops in my head."

I guess that's another form of honesty...

1 comment:

  1. That's so frustrating. We've been going through that with M. off and on for a couple of years. She definitely withdraws more from the family at times. It seems like kids get into that "I'm in my own head, leave me alone" thing at an earlier age than they used to. Wish I had some words of wisdom, but it sounds like just a normal, aggravating part of growing up.