Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Daughter

Oftentimes Lily will do things that seem like she is a carbon-copy of Amanda.  This is particularly evident when she puts on a show, though I did some of that when I was younger too.  But today she did something that very clearly evidenced my influence.

I am working from home today and I volunteered to take her to piano camp.  There are two entrances to Meredith College and I wanted to try one that she had not taken before.  She told me it was wrong and talked me out of turning the van around.  As we went farther down the street I realized that I was right and so I turned the van around.

Through this whole time she was screaming her head off.  You would think that I was trying to drive the wrong way down a one-way street.  She was so frantic that she even grabbed the back of my collar to get me to stop.  The problem was that she did not know that way and was not sure that it would work.  Since Amanda went home out of that entrance yesterday she thought that it was only for going out.  However, once she saw that it worked she got quiet.

The tough thing for me was not laughing through all of this.  I really had to work hard not to laugh for a variety of reasons.  The good news is that I paved the way for Amanda to take her that way tomorrow.