Saturday, January 23, 2010

Overheard In My House, Episode 3


"Mommy, I'm tired.  Can you put me to bed?" ~Amy
Mommy:  Continues to stare at computer.

"Mommy, I'm tired.  Can I go to bed now?"
Mommy:  Continues previous behavior.

Repeat 3 more times.

"Mommy, I'm tired.  Can I PLEASE go to bed?"
"Amy, sweetheart, I'm sorry.  I've been ignoring you, haven't I?"

(long pause)
"Mommy, are you sorry in your HEART?"


Something in that struck me.  Am I?  Am I really sorry in my heart when I treat my kids like they're an inconvenience, an interruption, a roadblock to my oh-so-important agenda?

Sorry in my heart.  Yes, dear one, I truly am.

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