Am I being NICE?
I ask myself this question several times a day when I interact with my daughter.
Many times the answer to this question is no.
And when it is.... I change my behavior.
My daughter has an online tuition that begins at 6 AM every morning.
Most days she is up with her alarm at 5:30 am for it.. But sometimes she gets late.
On all such days... I feel like shouting...
If you slept by 9 you would have been up by now.... What is wrong with you?
But I ask myself... Am I being nice?
The answer of course is no.
And so I turn on the laptop... Set out her headphones and books and tell her...
Come .. I have readied everything... Come and join the class.
The result of this is.. That on some days when I have a consultation at an unearthly hour with a
parent who is located in a different continent...
I find myself waking up to a cup of hot tea handed to me by my teenager.
Little considerations make it easier for us to live together.
Unfortunately most of us leave our niceness outside the door.
Let the pandemic teach us not to