Parents-Choose Your Battles

two-year old girl in colorful outfit with green rubber boots standing on pier.

Gail Cawley Showalter

My precious little granddaughter was going to be a fashion plate at daycare today. That is until she dug the green rubber boots out of the back corner of her closet.

I grabbed her regular shoes and slipped them into the bag going to daycare. Never raised an eyebrow. What difference would it make if she wore her rubber boots to daycare anyway?

I was surprised when I saw that she was still wearing them at 4:30 when I went to get her. I guess I wasn’t the only one who realized some battles are better left unfought.

My dad used to say, “Save your no’s for what really matters.”

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