Boundaries are a Good Thing, part 2

Continued from Boundaries are a Good Thing, part 1. As I reached down to tickle her neck and laugh with her silliness, a car sped around the corner. It screeched to narrowly avoid hitting a wayward dog loping down the middle of the road. I gripped my daughter’s hand and we watched the dog continue … Continue reading Boundaries are a Good Thing, part 2

Boundaries are a Good Thing, part 1

Under honey-blonde bangs my captivating four-year-old raised imploring eyes to me and once again asked if she could pet the horse. And once again I reminded her how the electrified fence had made me jump, emphasizing the gravity of my injury with “Owie, it really hurt me.” I rubbed my shoulder for emphasis. She studied … Continue reading Boundaries are a Good Thing, part 1