One day, after picking up my daughter from day camp, I took her to get some ice cream and pizza.
Once there, she decided to get an icy instead of ice cream, and she asked if she could have it on a cone. I said, “I don’t think you can do that.” (As if I have not dedicated my life to teaching that people should pursue their desires despite what other people say. Smh.) My seven-year-old, very wisely, suggested that we ask anyway. I quickly realized my error and agreed.
I asked if she could have an icy on a cone and told the confused cashier that I would pay extra for the cone. She obliged. As we walked home, icy cone in hand, I asked my daughter if she could find the lesson in what just happened. She said: If someone tells you that you can’t do something or they have never seen it done before, you should try it anyway if you really want it.
Yes, little one. Yes!
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