In Reply to: Re: Touched by John's example and SG response posted by my thoughts on January 29, 2005 at 13:32:57:
I don't quite get what you're saying. As a mother, I expect my kids to be bad, naughty, get into mischief on a daily basis. I get angry at them on a daily basis, we fight on occasion over things, but I don't expect an apology from them sometime in the future for the naughtiness, it would be degrading. I hope that I can just let them be kids and if they have to use me as a bouncing board for learning, then so be it, at the foundation is our love for each other and knowledge that we will always be there for one another.
But perhaps your kids were abnormally bad and you feel they owe you an apology? I know one of my husband's kids from his first marriage treated us quite horribly and we told him we expected an apology. But this wasn't for childish behavior, this was for more serious older teenage misbehavior.