Overheard at today’s coffeeshop

Mother adjusting how toddler is strapped into high chair: “We’re not whiners, we’re solution finders!”

I wonder what Honest Toddler would have to say about that?

Janni Lee Simner

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Author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy (Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, and Faerie After) and the Icelandic saga-based fantasy Thief Eyes, as well as four other novels and more than 30 short stories. Check out Finding Your Sense of Place, my ebook on emotion, description, and the craft of writing. You can find out more about me here or join my email list for ongoing updates here.
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2 Responses to Overheard at today’s coffeeshop

  1. Becky Levine says:

    I do like the sentiment, though. And the courage it takes to say it out loud to your child. In public. :)

  2. I’m kind of torn. (From my not-yet-having-raised-a-toddler perspective.) Because maybe whining isn’t pleasant, but maybe it’s also understandable/to be expected when you’re barely even walking?

    Which isn’t to say I don’t admire patient responses to same!

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