I disappoint Sunshine a few times a week. That is a conservative estimate. Sometimes, I disappoint her multiple times in a single day.
She yells at me.
She tells me I am rude and that I am ruining her life and that I obviously do not love her.
I let her yell as best as I can. I do not let her get a rise out of me.
Most importantly, I do not bend.
That is what all of the yelling is for. She wants me to bend, and I never do.
Growing up, my mom often said, “If I’m making you happy all of the time, I’m not doing my job right.”
I think of that every time I anger Sunshine with my “no” or my “not today.