I’m telling you, it’s not what you think. Let me explain. My youngest daughter recently went on an “outdoor education” field trip with her class. Upon her return, I found these drawings in her backpack.
ME: “So…umm…you made these on your field trip?”
HER: “Yeah, we had to draw what we saw in nature.”
ME: “Oh. Huh. Soooo you saw….”
HER: “A crane fly! The first one I drew didn’t look that much like a crane fly but the second one really does, don’t you think?”
ME: “Yes! YES, it DOES! That’s EXACTLY what it looks like!”
Parenting. One small heart attack at at time.