Just tell me what you want

If you say “no” to everything I offer, I probably can’t help you.

During the school months, I have this morning routine with my two young girls. They want to help me pack my lunch for work and they want me to help them get dressed. I’ve paid the price in minutes of drama if I don’t wake them for this routine before, so I’ve worked out a routine that they like for the morning. They want to spend some time with me before I go to work. I get that, and I honor their desire.

My girls are very capable of dressing themselves. I’ve seen them pick their own clothes…