I know that many of you have read a previous post of mine, A Bathtub Filled With Tequila. If you haven’t, you’ll want to. Trust me! I have since given up the dream of having precious moments shopping with my two girls together. I just went school shopping with the girls the other day. It was lovely. Separately! Solo! One on one! Quality time spent with each of them, in a calm, happy environment. No arguments, no frustration. It worked. Both were very successful at spending my money.
I refuse to see this as a failure of my parenting skills. Each daughter is so diametrically opposed to the other, that they define night and day. It really is for the best that I spend time with each of them alone. I get to know the best sides of them. Having seen them fight like cats and dogs, it gives me the opportunity to forget all that and like them again for their better qualities.
Tequila not required this time around!