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Maggie Christie

Are they all like this at this age? My eight (soon to be nine) year old is exactly like that - especially the eye-rolling and the "so I'll just drop everything and do everything" comments. I try to resist laughing, really I do... and I use the "How DARE you" as well. I'd like to think she'll retain some of her confidence and not have it battered out of her at high school like I did.

Was it Peter Ustinov who said: "Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth"? My bones are getting plenty of teeth marks on them here!

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