I won’t notice the schmutz you just rubbed on the shoulder of my best dress if you won’t notice how long it’s taken me to wash your blankie.
I promise not to always give you the hardest chores in the land if you promise to ever hang up your coat without being asked.
I promise to overlook your unusual style choices if you overlook my complete lack of style.
I promise to get you to ballet on time if you promise not to hide your shoes.
I promise to stop snarking at you if you agree to stop snarking at your brother. It’s sort of a cyclical thing I know, so I’ll stop first. I’ll try to be the grownup.
I’ll try to stop actually hurting you as I brush your hair, if you try not to wince and scream out when you feel the brush’s aura approaching your head.
I promise to teach you everything I know if you try to understand that I don’t know that much.
I vow to learn what you have to teach me if you promise to be patient.
I promise to love you. No strings attached.