Don’t you dare slap E.T.
Don’t explode at your children in anger and frustration either.
You are better than that. We are better than that.
See, I have a different view on “having a temper” than I used to.
People only have an issue with their temper around others that are weaker.
I mean, if I put you in a prison with the most violent and mean people on earth, would you have an issue controlling your actions?
Think about it.
You don’t have a hard time controlling your temper around those that are bigger and stronger than you, do you?
Let’s not let out our worst on our kids.
It’s so awful, attacking your child. It is the worst thing I know, to shout loudly at this fifty-pound being with his huge trusting brown eyes. It’s like bitch-slapping E. T.
-Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies