It was the funniest thing. We were just sitting around the table, when out of the blue, Giles, my 5 1/2 year old, busts out with, “So Mom, how come all the rules are always in your favor?” I was so taken aback, I immediately covered my mouth and began to laugh quite audibly out loud. There was simply no obvious precursor to this out of place question. Then he retorted, “No, really mom, why are all the rules always in your favor?”
At which point, I pulled myself together and told him in no uncertain terms, as I referenced myself by pointing to my chest, “I am the parent of this house, the sole parent, and as such, I create the rules of this house, as I see fit. You, Giles, are a child and will have to learn to follow each and every rule that I, your parent, set forth in this household! Do you understand?” Wordy though it might be, he got it! After a brief lull in the conversation, things returned to usual in the Lafave household.
Thank you so much Heather Dunbar Sesnowitz for the wonderful photography. You can find her at photographybyhds.com.
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
A Single Mom By Choice Raising Surrogacy Twin Boys
Written in My Little Brick in University Heights, Ohio