As my kids are getting older they are getting less chatty in the morning.
The twenty minute drive to their school is quieter these days with only my youngest usually talking or the radio playing.
When I drop my trio off at their school, I usually chirp, 'Have a good day. I love you. I'll see you at pick-up.' at them as they're getting out of the car. My youngest will always give me a reply but my older two will now usually just ignore me.
So today I decided to reply for them. I gave them my usual 'have a good day' line, and then I said to them, "Thanks Mom, you have a good day too. We hope you're feeling better.'
I figured if they weren't going to have the MANNERS to reply to me, then I'd set a good example and show them what an appropriate response would be.
What did they do?
My youngest smiled. My older son and daughter? They rolled their eyes and then my teen said to my tween, 'OMG, she's losing it.'
She's losing it?
Yep. I want acknowledgement to my uh, being alive in the morning from my children.
What was I thinking?
I've lost it indeed.