Friday, October 24, 2008

Explanations make everything better

You know how something happens and you really don't know why - but later you discover why and all of a sudden it makes everything so much better? Having that REASON or explanation somehow calms you down. You've solved the puzzle, the mystery.

You think, *whew* I'm not an idiot after all. THAT is why it happened.

I see this happen all the time at work. I'm generally the one delivering that explanation to my client and I can actually HEAR the "aha" moment on the other end of the line.

Aha! THAT is why it happened. I hear a sigh of relief.

And that's what I thought today when picking up Logan from preschool.

Another tooth has broken through, and when I noticed it, I suddenly remembered our awful morning yesterday where we couldn't console him, no matter what we did.

It all makes sense now.


Your new tooth is why you were a freak yesterday. Your new tooth is why you woke up screaming in pain. Your new tooth is why you were so unhappy and upset that it took me over an hour to calm you down.


I'm not an incompetent parent after all.

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