I chose the vignette on page 91, it’s called “A Smart Cookie.” This vignette paints a picture of parents transferring their life lessons to their children. I connect with this because I have it happens to me very often. It actually happened earlier when I was doing some online shopping while watching tv in my living room my dad saw me and started to tell me why I should save up my money. I not going to lie he gave me the whole ten reasons and the look at my cousin’s talk. I know he is right, but I still find it respective. I find that the narrator of this vignette is very good at accepting these lessons of life. I like this vignette because I feel that the same thing can happen to me very often, but I probably wouldn’t see what my parents say the same way that the narrator does.
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You are not alone. Just like you, I was not the child that listened to my parents all of the time and I rarely did what I was told. A Smart Cookie is a great title for children that listen and follow the directions of their parents. Our parents lived life, made mistakes and learned from them, so it’s only natural for them to give us the best advice to avoid things that may be problematic in our future. As an adult, I can say that my parents were right about 95% of the things they taught. I also wish that I did listen to them earlier, however I will use the jewels they gave me throughout my adulthood.