I told my three-year-old to wait a while before I put sour cream on her cheese quesadilla because the sour cream would melt if I put it on right away. A minute later, still waiting on her mother to give her sour cream, she complained, “I’ve been waiting a couple of whiles.”
Ever the expressive one, one daughter announced, “Lucy is walking, walking, walking. Lucy is leaving the room.” Thanks for the status updates, kid.
After a difficult day filled with “owies” and disappointments of some sort, my six-year-old stated, “It’s hard down here. I want to be up there,” indicating Heaven. That was both heart-wrenching and sweet at the same time.
And now another Tip from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage:
Be gracious when your spouse apologizes to you. “Thank you for your apology. I really appreciate you saying that to me.”
Doesn’t that come off even nicer than “Apology accepted”? And especially more than “See, I told you I was right!” Get in the habit of accepting others’ defeat graciously, as well as your own!