Monday, July 23, 2012

Healthy Home with Lysol

Daisy blew me away a couple weeks ago as I sat on the couch, huddled over my laptop. She began a conversation with,"Mom, when you don't clean, it makes me feel like you don't care about having a healthy home for us." I thought it a sophisticated approach for an eight-year-old and hearing it was like getting creamed in the face with guilt pie.

Later, in our joint counseling session, I acknowledged what Daisy said, complimenting her on being able to articulate her feelings. I admitted I do work too much but that's what I need to do now. I believe things will get easier than they have been, but life is hard work and it's not perfect, and she should continue to speak up. I reminded her we had a great 4th of July trip.The counselor gave us props for our rad mother-daughter communication.

I saw a Lysol commercial today. It sounded strangely familiar. My head whipped around to stare at Daisy, who tried not to smile when she denied it. Yes, thank you, Lysol, for giving my daughter the words to question my ability to maintain a healthy home. It means a lot coming from you.



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