The toughest part of parenting is allowing the children to make choices that you wouldn't. Not dangerous or destructive choices. But saying to our Director of Religious Ed., "No, I won't help you."
Asked to do a small task that would take 2 minutes, the answer came back no. The director smiled and walked away.
It was not my place to interfere or influence her decision. But I was crushed. Really how could this child be mine? And where have I gone wrong?