Family is a Choice - Chpt 5
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David prided himself on is patience and understanding, but even he lost his temper sometimes.
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David had never picked up any books on parenting, and maybe he should have, but he was pretty sure that they would all say that fighting was normal. For any two people, especially people who spent as much time together as a parent and their child, there were bound to be disagreements; days when emotions ran too high; careless words that hurt, even if they weren’t intended to.
He and Max had had their fair of spats since he had taken him in. As much as he loved the kid, Max was far too good at pushing his buttons. He never listened, he was constantly mouthing off; it was like he was trying to make David mad at him. And as much as David tried to be understanding, his patience was wearing thinner and thinner.