Welcome to the Versatile Venn Diagram, that splendiferous, fabulously perfect illustration of Common Ground. It’s a graphic used to clarify differences and similarities. Math uses them. Science uses them. And now, Awesome Moms and Awesome Daughters can use them.
Circle A represents your choices. Circle B represents your daughter’s choices. Circle A choices makes her roll her eyes and throw her hands up in frustration. The choices in Circle B make your teeth grind.
But the intersection of those two circles at the splendid Section C, that overlapping of your two worlds, that is where the magic happens. Section C is your friend. Section C consists of the choices you both love. It is the realm of Everybody-Wins, void of conflict and competition. Section C is where relationships are skirmish-free, and conflict goes to die. Section C saved my daughter and myself from many a temper tantrum.
I love Section C.