I was listening to the radio today after I left the Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota conference where Bart and I spoke and I heard a commercial that said "Sometimes Parents Face Very Difficult Decisions. And then a boys voice in the background, "Can I Dye My Hair?"
ANd I was all like, OMGOSH! Let me tell you about difficult parenting decisions:
A difficult parenting decision is deciding whether or not to call law enforcement when a child is violent;
A difficult parenting decision is whether or not to allow a child to spend time with someone when you know the relationship isn't healthy;
A difficult parenting decision is whether or not to let a child who has stolen from you move back home if they will be homeless if they don't;
A difficult parenting decision is whether or not to have a child arrested for hitting you when they are on probation;
A difficult parenting decision is if tonight is the night to take a child to a psych hospital.....
and I could go on.
Can I Dye My Hair?
Doesn't even register on the chart....