Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"I don't want to."

This was the conversation between Abby and me this morning:
"You should try out for South singers next year. You love to sing, so I bet you would love it."
"I don't want to."

"Ok, well how about the school play? You thought about it this year, but opted to wait a year, what do you think?"
"I don't want to."

{Feeling somewhat defeated, I changed the subject and started talking to the 8th grader who we carpool with in the morning. We began talking about sports for 7th graders.}

Because Abby is the second fastest 6th grader {and no, I'm not bragging; her PE teacher told me that a few times}, I suggested she try out for track.

"I don't want to. I don't like to run far distances."

"How about sprints? You may really like those and excel at them because you are so fast."
"I don't want to."

I give up.
Someone tell me this is normal. 

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
The Tenth Circle
Change of Heart
Keeping Faith
Handle with Care
House Rules
More Than It Hurts You
Amy and Isabelle
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Widow for One Year
The 158-Pound Marriage
To the Lighthouse
Between the Acts
A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas
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