Monday, October 19, 2009
Having a talk
chat with her daughter at our kitchen table. Our
table is always so crammed with candles (we eat
by candlelight every night as soon as it gets so
cold that we have to eat inside), flowers, Victorian
sugar bowls, and fruit, that you don't ever have
to deliberately set up a still life.
I always admired the deliberate way my friend would
instruct her daughter. I've known the pair since the girl
was five or six and in my son's grade one class, and feel like
an honorary aunt, so I've watched them discuss
ideas and problems many times. My friend is one
of the best debaters I know. With my own children
I tended to just blunder into whatever issues need
to be covered, but my friend was more strategic, and
infinitely more logical. Both styles seem to work out.
Children grow up. Mine are great young men, hers
is a lovely, creative and kind young woman.
Have a loving-the-chats-with-your-children day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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