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Friday, July 29, 2016

When Mom Makes a Small Mistake

Dear Bro Jo,

Hi Bro Jo.

I told my Mom that I wanted a stuffed animal and I told her all about it and she got mad because she said I didn't tell her right and I know I did so what should I do?

Buy the animal that is the right one or just forget about it?


- C

Dear C,

I'm not certain how old you are . . . but if you're young enough to still like buying stuffed animals then I think you’re young enough for your mother to tell you no.

If you're old enough that you don't need to ask your mother's permission, then stop asking.

If what you're saying is that you asked her to buy something for you and she picked up the wrong one, then you should apologize for telling her incorrectly (even if you didn't) and then go change it for the one you wanted.

And next time realize that, as is said, if you want something done your way you have to do it yourself; no sense complaining otherwise.

We love and respect our parents, even when we disagree with them; even when they're wrong.

At least when they're wrong about stuff as trivial as this.


- Bro Jo

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