I Choose

I learn so many life lessons from my granddaughter. In a 3-year-olds world, everything is what she wants, and it should happen now. According to her, she chooses. To be honest, I try to let her choose if at all possible. But it’s not safe to eat paint.


The reaction of a 2-year-old when told, “No!” or even “Not now.” is often a full-blown temper tantrum. Other times, there is no reaction at all and she’s off to the next thing.


Guess what? She chooses. She gets to choose her reaction to Gigi’s answer. Gigi controls her demands, keeping her safe. But she controls her response to them.


I am still being controlled by a pandemic. Laws and rules are told to me to keep me safe. But I choose my reaction to them.