COME UN PUGNO NELLO STOMACO
Da qualche tempo sono iscritto alla newsletter The Daily Dad… nella email di oggi viene toccato un tema che mi colpisce da vicino. Da molto vicino.
L’arrabbiarmi (talvolta veramente) contro il piccolo Loz, sfogando su lui tutto il rancore che si accumula durante la giornata. Mai fisicamente, ma nella mia testa e purtroppo nel mio tono di voce e nel mio sguardo.
Tocca che rifletta bene e lungo su questo aspetto del mio caratteraccio…
Here’s a better question, one that might stop you cold: How many times have you been told? Not when you were a kid, but lately. About the importance of eating better. Of the relationship between exercise and weight. About how gross it is to bite your nails. To save for retirement. To read that important book. To update your operating system.The Daily Dad | January 17, 2020
And yet, and yet and yet…You’re still doing them. Or not doing them. You got a speeding ticket last month that cost you $250 and here you are still driving faster than you should.
So why don’t you cut them a little break? Or at least be a little more understanding? Just because it’s clear what someone is supposed to do (or not do) doesn’t mean it’s easy. Especially when you’re a kid. Especially when your whole life is people throwing commands and demands at you. So relax. Be kind. Be patient. And maybe try to inspire them by showing them how it’s hard for you too—but you’re still trying.
(Il grassetto è mio!)