Just some conversation with Olivia during her potty time.
Although we are taught to tell the truth, sometimes eventually filter out some unwanted details. Well….sometimes. I know I have some relatives who don’t always use a filter which can often come off a bit straight forward. Times I was put in the awkward situation of apologizing to friends who are caught off guard with comments that may have offended them.
I usually have to give some new friends a heads up before hand in case they are caught off guard with some blunt comments. Or maybe hand them a box of tissue in case it comes to that…which it had in the past.
I am a bit sensitive hearing forward comments as well. You would think that being exposed to some non-filtered comments would give me more of a stronger backbone to hear it all. However it just made me more aware to how there are some truths we need to hear and some we can do without. I guess it’s all in the matter of which we can handle if not any.
My daughter is now in the curious and observant stage. Hmmm, maybe a little too observant with the little details. How do you begin to teach a toddler to tell the truth but filter out details? Am I just teaching her how to “butter up” the truth? It’s confusing and I’m still trying to figure it out.
Ahhh…the other joys of parenting. I really am just “winging” it all.