I was with my daughter, Ellie (who is 14, and thinks she knows it all) and we were running errands. We had been in the car only 15 minutes before I had missed two turns, forgot my sunglasses were on my head, and asked her the same question twice (ok, THAT happens all the time).
So, obviously, I was out of sorts…really out of sorts.
After the second missed turn, I pulled the car over and just sat for a moment. The following conversation ensued:
Me: Wow, I can’t believe I missed another turn. What is my problem today?
Ellie: Mom, just tap on your heart like this. *taps on her chest*
Me: *does double take* What did you just say?
Ellie: Just tap on your heart, Mom, and it will bring you back into your body.
I was speechless. Not because I had never heard of tapping on your heart, but because I had taught her that. And she listened.
She has been listening this entire time to the sometimes helpful (and sometimes crazy) things I say.
Turns out Ellie DID know it all…at least for today. And I am beaming. These children of ours really are paying attention. This is a blessing and a curse, but a beautiful one indeed.