I woke up this morning to some typical noise in my house. “Hurry up! You’re going to make me late!” I’m used to it. I have 2 teenage daughters that wake up very early. They are ice skaters. They take lessons and practice before school. Every day. B is the driver. E is the passenger. B is punctual. E is… not.
I could sense a little more tension than usual. B was in a hurry today. ACT day for B. E was in her usual “take my time” early morning state of mind. PLAN day for E. B worries about getting things right. E wants things to go right, but never worries – at least it never shows.
When B got to school I received a text message: “E made me late and I have the ACT. I’m very angry.” My response to B was “Be calm. Be focused. Do well. I believe in you. I love you!!”
I never heard from E. We’ll talk later…