Jordan: "I'm so stressed. I can't pack".
Me: "I don't understand. It's a fun trip to Disney with your friends".
Jordan: "Mom, you don't have to understand."
Me: "What can I do to help you"?
A little while later:
Jordan: "Mamma, I'm sorry".
Me: "No, I'm sorry. You have nothing to be sorry for. You're right, it really doesn't matter that I don't understand. And I kind of do".
So you tell me. Who appears to be the more mature, more level headed, less emotional one in this conversation?
It amazes me how our children teach us some of life's most important lessons.