They made me laugh so hard I was almost crying.
What I found slightly... um? convicting? interesting? revealing? whatever?
was just how much some of these conversations resembled my own with God.
And by "resembled" I may mean, "word for word out of my journal". Yikes.
Me: Christopher, you need to stop arguing with me.
C: It's YOUR FAULT! I wouldn't have to argue with you if you just gave me what I wanted in the first place!!
Me: Yes, you can watch TV after you clean your room.
C: (bursts into tears) Why is my life SO HARD?! You get to do whatever you want and you never have to work. You just want me to be miserable. Why do you make me work all the time?!?! It's NOT FAIR!! (Wails louder) STOP LAUGHING AT ME!!!!!
Me: I'm sorry, you don't get a book tonight. You didn't get ready for bed in time.
Hannah: (bursts into angry tears) YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE GOLDEN RULE BECAUSE YOU WOULD NOT WANT SOMEONE TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS LIKE YOU JUST HURT MINE!!
Me: I'm sorry your feelings are hurt.
H: THEN JUST GIVE ME WHAT I WANT AND YOU WILL MAKE ME HAPPY!!!
Me: Goodnight Hannah. I love you.
H: (very grouchy) Goodnight. I love you too.