Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Oh, no she didn't!
We went to Hobby Lobby today to pick up some crafting materials, and it turned into one of those "quick errands" that made me wonder why in the world I even left the house. The girls weren't acting bad, they were just acting three. And there were two of them, so everything was magnified. I was looking through some scrapbooking paper, and I noticed a lady standing next to us. She was looking at the paper, but she also had one eye on us. After a few minutes, she comes up to me and says...are you ready for this... "Do they always act like this?" Really? Are you kidding me? Why would you say this? I didn't even know what to say. "No, this is their good behavior?" Or maybe, "These kids?? They aren't mine." I seriously considered saying, "No. Do you always act like this?" Instead, I said nothing. I was way too shocked and mad. I don't even remember if I made eye contact. I'm pretty sure she, too, is a mom, which made me wonder even more why she would have said that. Has she not ever had one of those days? If not, maybe she will soon. I'm secretly (okay, not so secretly) hoping that she has a chance to be in my shoes in the very near future. Maybe someone will say to her what she said to me, and she'll get a glimpse of how she made me feel. Maybe, though, someone will show her more compassion, and she'll learn a little something.