My Early Math Lesson

In my fury
My nose to hers.
When asked,
“Do YOU Know the meaning of

Her reply short and quick
with a smile:
“A starting point, you know.”
Stopped me dead in my tracks,

“You always said
If you accept the first no
You deserve it,
So I just hammer till you crack.”

It came back to bite me,
My daughter uses the same terms
I did way back when
It was my turn.