That would have been a much better title for the previous post. Oh well.
Thanks for the sorries, it’s … I want to say Not That Bad, so you don’t have to be sorry, because it’s not like this is your fault (you = people reading this, i.e. NOT the therapist and the teachers who have the staggering epiphany of an idea that I should “talk” to my kid – like that never occurred to me), and anyway, I live with it, don’t I?
I mean, the problem is real, but I don’t usually feel this crippled by it. I’m just toweringly annoyed because I think she’s being wilfully stupid. Because her whole strategy, verbatim, exactly what she said is: “Try.” Um, I have done that, I do that every day. And
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
– Albert Einstein
right? I mean, if she had a new idea, a different approach to suggest, some reason for why it’ll work this time, I’d feel so much less like slapping her. But she doesn’t. So I may decide to just shrug it off and go on doing my usual thing, i.e. the Best I Can. And maybe I’ll stop seeing a therapist who tells me that that isn’t enough.
Or maybe I really will slap her. Just once. Please?
Song du jour of the day: And You Tell Me, by A-Ha.