If you'll come over and visit Susan T Blake's blog you'll see a guest post written by yours truly - I'm part of Susan's Captains Curious Series (you may now call me Cap'n Karen).
The guest post is titled Curiosity is the Ultimate Room Freshener - and therein* I gab about an interaction with Manchild that had the potential for misunderstanding and ick -
where I was "worrying about how to achieve some kind of parenting balance between listening and advising (and also – mostly – worrying about how much 'advising' I’d be likely to do while in a Holy #&%*! state of mind)."
noticing my own fears and agenda.
Aw, go on - check it out - Curiosity is the Ultimate Room Freshener!
And let me know what curiosity's done for you lately!
*I like the word "therein" - using it makes me smile (and it's so different from the Yoda-talk I occasionally lapse into - or I think it is, anyway...).