ME: Lesson learned: Drive separately so you can leave early with your child or leave her at home with the grandparents.
MY HUSBAND: She is actually doing great.
ME: Yes, but she is going to be miserable tomorrow and it’s your grandmother’s party.
MY HUSBAND: We don’t know that.
I responded with silence as we walked back downstairs for the second time.
The truth is it wasn’t my daughter who wanted to go home, it was me. I was tired and getting grumpy, and I was using my daughter as an excuse.
I was also feeling annoyed and resentful.