I don’t know who did it, but it made me angry.
Angry because I knew that I could not rush my 6 year old through the process of using the public restroom without her noticing. That I couldn’t keep her from sounding out those “new to her” words on the wall.
There are positives and negatives of my child knowing how to read. Of course the positives outweigh the negatives but still. It makes for a difficult parenting job, she’s my third, shouldn’t it be easier or something with the third? I’m getting off track here, huh?
The writing on the wall, although some of it was nice quotes, was still vandelism and graffiti. Which meant that not only did I need to explain that some of the words were bad words but that it’s wrong to write on anything that is not your property.
I could see her eyes scanning the walls, all while I was prodding her to hurry and DO NOT TOUCH anything in here!
She had questions and comments to make. I explained like I needed to and she was ok with what I gave her. At 6, she still does that normally. She accepts what I tell her and she is off onto the next thing that catches her attention.
I mentioned I’m on my third child, in fact my third daughter. My other two are 21 and 26 years old. I know alittle about what lies ahead, so I am cherishing the 6 year old right now.
Even if I have to explain the writing on the wall at times.
Grace is a gift,