Originally Posted by Nords
I'd like to think that when our kids come up with brilliant ideas like that, they already hear a little voice inside their heads channeling Mom or Dad's commentary on the subject...
They do! They do!!
My daughter often will tell me she is going to do the most awful things, that I completely disagree with. I don't have to say a thing, one way or the other. Despite my efforts to remain noncommital on the topic, she somehow reads my expression (usually somewhat like this
), or my tone of voice if we are talking on the phone. And then a few weeks later, I find out that she handled things the way I would have suggested, had I said something.
Works every time.
What's even better is when it works on situations that she hasn't even discussed with me yet.