Sometimes, when you point out to me how wonderful or beautiful one of my children is, when you know I have two, it brings out the tigress in me.
Sometimes, when you are really polite, because you think it is the genteel way to behave, it feels as if you are afraid of me.
Sometimes, when you tell me everything that is happening in your life, because you want to include me, it gives me too much to think about.
Sometimes, when you say everything is going to be okay, because you want me to feel better, it seems as if you would really just like for me to stop crying already.
Sometimes, when you give advice, because you want to fix things, I feel as if you don't have confidence in my ability to find the answers.
Sometimes, when you remind me to look at the bright side of things, because there usually is a bright side, you seem to be telling me that I have no right to be upset.
Sometimes, when you go into a whirlwind of activity, because there are things that need doing, I wonder if I am not getting enough accomplished.
Sometimes, when you do all those things for me, because that's your way of letting me know how much I mean to you, I really just want you to sit beside me and hold my hand.
Sometimes, when you give me my space, because I am distant, I really wish you would come closer.