admit some of my imperfections and reveal a few moments I’d rather forget. Why? It’s therapy of the best kind. Plus, reading the embarrassing ways that others sometimes fail makes us feel less alone. Of course, pretending that we so did not do some of this crazy stuff makes sharing a little easier.
Here goes nothin’!
Yesterday, I did not let my ten month old baby plummet off her changing table while I was standing right there, while her Mama and I rummaged through her shoe bin. I did not see my child’s life flash in front of my eyes while she fell, face up and landed on the edge of the shoe bin, as her back seemingly bent backwards. I did not wince as I noticed the blood pooling in the corner of her lip because her bottom tooth nicked her top lip.
I did not laugh hysterically and make “shit” jokes when my wife managed to get covered in dog poop while we were at the dog park. She literally had dog poop from her shoe all the way up to her hand. We have no idea how this happened, but I did not tell her that “Shit happens.” Nor did I say that it was a “Shitty day at the dog park.”
I did not take Em shopping for Halloween costumes without Kleenex. And Ash did not use the inside of her shirt to wipe her snotty nose when we realized we were without said Kleenex.
I did not chew the woman’s face off at a local eatery (ahem, Buffalo Wild Wings) after I drove across town, only to be informed they had no seating until half-time even though I had called ten minutes prior and was told there was only a five minute wait. I was also not disappointed again, when we decided to opt for Applebees and had horrible service for the third time.
Oh, and I certainly did not let Bug play happily in Kevin the Dog’s (freshly washed and filled) water bowl while her Mama and I snapped endless photos of the fun she was having!
What have YOU not done lately?
Start every day with a smile and get it over with.