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Our daughter thanked us today.

December 12th, 2008 at 08:26 pm

This is not a financial post, just something I wanted to share.

Those who have (or have had) a teen will understand when I say that there are brief moments in time when you get a glimpse of hope, a sign that there is a light at the end of the parenting-a-teen tunnel. We had one of those fleeting moments today.

We were finishing up dinner and out of the blue, our daughter turned to me and said thank you for introducing her to good food and cooking and stuff. Dinner wasn't even anything particularly fancy, but good home-cooked comfort food - ravioli, homemade sauce, grilled veggies, fresh grated Locatelli, and Italian bread with freshly roasted garlic. She said she's glad that we make stuff like that and that we're teaching her to cook and to appreciate good food.

I nearly fell off my chair. It isn't often that sincerity like that comes out of her mouth. I'm glad to know that she actually does appreciate things that we do for her and with her, even if she doesn't always show it or acknowledge it.

6 Responses to “Our daughter thanked us today.”

  1. Amber Says:

    lol, I wish I had appreciated the time my mom tried to show me how to cook. I pitched a fit and now I can't cook Frown darn am I paying for it now

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thats really great! Cooking is an important skill, one I had to learn on my own. Great job raising a daughter who understands the importance of what you have given her.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Beautiful. I know how good those things can make you feel.

  4. Koppur Says:

    Sounds like she's becoming a fabulous young woman. Smile

  5. homebody Says:

    Yes just wait until she is pregnant and apologizes for anything she "put you through" and then asks how to raise a good daughter. That was my moment! Great job dad!

  6. sicilyyoder Says:

    That is so cool! I do school tours, and actually made my cookbook a teaching cookbook. When I get more in, I will send you a free copy to give to her. It is Amish recipes, if that is OK.

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