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January 28, 2013



Bigger piece of pie, indeed! And more of it too!

(I had to smile at "man-friend," by the way.)

It is better to have a close-knit little unit than one that is ungainly, argumentative, obnoxious, and all that. There is a closeness that can happen with small families, a cohesiveness. It's probably a little more quiet, and that is okay with me.

It's good that your daughter came to that realization about your small family. Sometimes we need to experience something and have our eyes opened to the possibility that maybe things as they are are okay. Maybe the grass isn't always greener.

And let us not forget the extra pie.

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Womann

It's better to be close knit than ripped apart with and by internal and external tensions, indeed. Maybe our grass is darn green to her! What a concept. Yes, seeing things through someone else's eyes is generally so revealing. I was so glad that she accepted and did not find this a place to criticize me.

And the pie. More pieces are always a plus!


What wisdom at a young age for your daughter! I had not discovered this until my niece married into one of those 'close' big families. At first, I thought it was so nice to be invited to their gatherings since I am the only of my niece's family that lives close ...

Then I found myself appalled by the superficiality of it all. Because there's so many people to talk to and an 'obligation' to speak to every single person, there aren't any deep connections.

You gave your daughter more than you thought...

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Womann

surlyspinster, thank you so much for you comment and words of encouragement. Last night she did something in support of a friend that made me so proud to be her mother. That was a lesson that one supportive parent is better than two who battle and undermine the security of a child.

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