Boy did I start today off on the wrong foot. We woke up late, so I was rushing the kids around trying to get ready for school. The kids were in a great mood, which I quickly ruined.
Abby had put on a sweater, and zipped it up, then proceeded to break the zipper by pulling it apart from the bottom. ARG!!! I told her just to wear it unzipped.
Karson had a quick breakfast of a loft house cookie and apple juice (Nice right?) and had little sprinkles all over the place.
I LOST IT! I went on this diatribe of how I was not thier maid, or there to find thier shoes, or fix their clothing, and how money doesn't grow on trees when Abby had big aligator tears running down her cheeks...she says.."Mommy, I KNOW that money doesn't grow on trees...Apples do...and peaches, but NOT money.
I realized then as I looked into their sad little brown eyes, that indeed I AM their maid, and I need to help them find their shoes, and fix thier clothes. I am grateful that I am! But most of all I am their mother, and I needed to check myself. I was setting the tone for their whole day! So we stopped, and talked, and hugged, and cried. I asked them to forgive me, and we started over. I am so blessed to have the children that I do. Thanks for setting me straight.
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