Thursday, May 10, 2012
Biting my tongue
Overhead conversation between Amalia and her friend while sitting at our dining room table coloring:
Friend: Is that drawing you are making for me?
Friend: Why do you always draw pictures for me?
Amalia: Because I love you very much!
Friend, with annoyance: Well, I find it very boring when you give me your drawings!
My heart ached, but I bit my tongue. I know it hurt Amalia's feelings, but at the same time I thought it was inappropriate to butt in. I did later tell her that she could draw me as many pictures as she wishes, that I love them.
She is such a sweet girl that takes these hits quietly without a riposte, or even a feeble comeback, and I worry.