Half the South has had to deal with Snow days this last week, and yes, I capitalized that word. SNOW DAY. I also read a meme this week that said that it’s hard to scold a child that is acting JUST LIKE YOU!
Those two go together like this…one time I brought a roly poly into my house. I vividly remember this. I brought this bug/insect/nasty into my mother’s house (my dad’s first wife/Crazy Virginia). I might have let this roly poly bug out in my mother’s bedroom. I still can hear her voice saying, “Get this **** thing out of my room!” and me getting it back in my hand and taking it outside.
C.V. (to let everyone know who I am referring to, C.V. is crazy virginia, I am sorry ahead of time), denies it to this day. We actually argued about this, that she didn’t cuss when I let the damn thing loose in her room. I know what I heard. She said the “D” word. She can deny it all she wants, but I heard her.
So during the snow day this past week, my kids and I were playing a board game. Caboose needed something, and I knocked over my diet coke while trying to accomodate this demand. I might or might not have said a derivation of the “ssshhhhtttt” word while this occurred. Monkey and his friend and Weatherman looked at me with a shout of triumph, saying, “you said @@@@, you said ####”.”
Once again, I want to apologize to everyone behind me on Judgement Day, because I will not be up to par. God has given me the most wonderful gift; Ephesians 2:8 says that Salvation is a gift from God, not from ourselves, not from works, but from the faith we put in God. And He also says in 1 John 1:9 that He is faithful and Just to forgive when we ask for it. I admitted to the boys that I might have said something I shouldn’t have, and in the end, they know I am human. And they both hugged me good night, and still ask me if life is okay.
This week has allowed me to relax, and to know how much I love my kids but also my limits. Hey, even God rested on the seventh day.