Can I just add one thing to the list of things a good mother should never do?
A good mother should never blow off a last-minute, optional, lunch-on-the-lawn at the elementary school because even though she told her son she wouldn't be there her son might be permanently damaged and come home with a scowl tatooed to his face because he was the only motherless child eating lunch on the lawn.
I couldn't cheer him up so I asked his siblings if they would please help.
"Don't feel bad," said my twelve year old. "Once I wrote a poem for mom for valentines day. Everyone in my class read their poems out loud to their moms, but mom wasn't there!"
"In fact, she was the ONLY mom not there. I know how you feel."
"Don't feel bad," said my daughter. "Mom wasn't there for my 6th grade graduation when I won Top Scholar and Super Citizen of the year! I know how you feel."
Uhhh, not exactly the cheering up I had in mind. I was thinking more along the lines of tickling.
(BTW, I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY!)
Thought for the day: It mattereth not how many things you do right, the things that stick to memory are the things you do wrong.
A good mother should know how to buy her child's love and forgiveness. It's only costs $16.51 at the local candy store.
P.S. Brain still clogged. Attention Deficit Domestic Disorder post coming tomorrow!