You're Tired

My Mom is a genius.

All my life, she’s had one phrase that covers every childhood problem.

She would simply say, “You’re tired.”

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  1. Love it! My mom did something similar, only it also resulted in sending me to take a nap, which I HATED. I could be walking around with my eyes closed, but I would never admit I was tired!

  2. Finally posted my birth story! (It only took me 15 weeks to write it...)

  3. What a lovely way to show grace. I heard a similar story where the phrase "that's not like me/you" is used. I feel that this is an area of parenting that I still need to work on - thank you for your timely reminder :).