Tired,rude, grouchy moms with their bored, tired, rude, and very whiny children.
Summer break is officially upon us!
Don't get me wrong. I have been at Target many, many times and witnessed this very same phenomenon. But it was as if it was the moon had shifted and suddenly I was in some bad horror movie, one where bad parenting and awful children have taken over the world. It was scary my friends. All I could think was if I was a person even considering having/adopting/fostering a child ever, my decision would have been easily made for me.
And here is where I can't help but brag - forgive me. Because amidst this chaos I looked over at these two -
and I was so proud. Yes they fight, whine and sometimes are even rude. Yes I get tired and grouchy and even rude sometimes too. But yesterday in Target we were golden! For a moment we were the cover of Parenting magazine and I felt it and let me tell you the feeling was sweet. And I have to admit I even felt a little bit smug. Just a tiny bit. I'm sure nobody noticed.
Next time you see me in Target I may very well be contributing to the grouchy rude nightmare, so I needed to share this story just for the record.
I love my kids.