Honey, I love you. I love you in ways I will never be able to express, but some days, like today, I can not bear to be in the same room as you. Your attitude needs to change. Get over thinking you are entitled to something that you are not. You are no better than anyone else in this house and that whinny cry-baby crap isn't going to get you anywhere.
Now, I know that I am hard on you. I expect a lot. But, I know you have a lot to give. You are strong, intelligent and capable. I am fully aware of this. Just keep in mind that there are sometimes that you do not need to demonstrate these traits. Remember that sometimes, it is best to just do what you are told. I am your mother and ultimately, I am in charge. There is no reason to fight this. I am not making you do things to make your life a living hell, but rather to make sure that things go as smoothly and as safely as possible. I am thinking of the whole. You are thinking of you.
I promise you that you will always have the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths (and weaknesses). And that one day, I will let you "do it yourself," as you so often request. But when we are working on limited time, please just do what I say. And do it the first time. That way you walk out the door with a full stomach and without me screaming at you.
I am sorry for the way I behaved this morning, but I only have so much patience and the 20 minutes between when you wake up and when you leave for school is NOT the time to test it. As for all the yelling, I swear that if I thought you could hear me when I speak at a normal volume, I would never yell.
Dizzle, I realize that our relationship is a two way street. And I also realize that we are both stubborn. But, I promise to try to keep my cool and give you more flexibility, if you promise to cut the whining and to stay on task when we are short on time.
Do we have a deal?