You know that saying, "out of the mouth of babes"? Well, you won't believe the wisdom that came out of this six-year-old's mouth. After seeing her divorced parents argue, Tiana sat her mother down and pleaded for the couple to get along.
The YouTube video is so precious and jaw droppingly moving, it's no wonder it has been viewed more than 9 million times in a matter of days.
The Canadian mom, whose Facebook moniker is Cherish Sherry, couldn't help but share the footage that “brought me [to tears] and [made me] feel guilty.”
Tiana explains that she herself isn’t "trying to be mean. I just want all of us to be friends ... If I can be nice, I think all of us can be nice, too… I’m trying to do my best in my heart.”
Honestly, Disney couldn't do better than this. The first grader even coaxes her mom to “just try your best.” Isn't it the best when kids throw our own lines back at us?
It's so sad to see kids caught in the middle of conflict. But even happy couples disagree from time to time. Tiana's message is a wake up call to all parents that just because kids are young doesn't mean they don't understand.
Just because they don't take in the minutiae of what we are saying doesn't mean they don't get the nuance. They suck in all the emotion and the atmosphere we create like proverbial little sponges.
Case in point. We are trying to sell our home without much luck. My son - also six, by coincidence - penned a note of apology to our house, saying "Sorry house, no one likes you." He then kissed the window in an attempt to console the house, which presumably felt sad and unwanted. I reminded him that buildings don't have feelings, to which he gave me a 'well, duh' look and claimed he was just pretending.
Our kids are truly the best teachers. We could do with being better students.
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