This was written two years ago today. I still am amazed at how fear likes to mimic anger. Not all the time. But sometimes. And fear is a feeling. A LEGIT feeling. We just can’t let fear be the boss of us. AND we must get to the bottom of WHY it’s there in the first place. This is at the crux of understanding ourselves and understanding others.
A week ago, I woke my daughter up at her usual 6:00 am time, and asked her to start getting ready. She was in an unusually good mood.
After getting dressed, she noticed that she had forgotten to turn the page over in the calendar in her bedroom to November during the Halloween weekend. My daughter is slightly obsessed with calendars and dates, and immediately ran over to change it.
She let out a gasp as loud as a freight train.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“I missed Hello Kitty’s birthday!!! I missed it!” she cried.
“Okay,” I said, trying to understand why this was a big deal to her.
She read the look on my face. “Don’t you understand?!! You DON’T understand because YOU don’t care about Hello Kitty!”
“It’s not that I don’t care about Hello Kitty,” I lied. “I just don’t understand why you’re so upset.”
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