This is a word I’m making up; Insulment. It’s an insult, but a compliment at the same time. I got one of these from Hubby. In our family, Hubby is the book smart one and I’m the common sense/street smart one. I know that I won’t be very good at helping our children when it comes to homework. Things like math and me don’t get a long, so I won’t be of much help. Hubby knows this about me and kind of worries that I won’t be a good help for the kiddos (the insult). However, when I threw our food textile party Hubby wasn’t so worried about me not being able to help with the homework, because he knows that I will be able to help in other ways. I can let them experience things and provide opportunities for learning (the compliment).
I hope the next time you get an insulment you take away the positive side of it.