Friday, April 1, 2011
How I Really Blew It This Morning
Have you ever really screwed up as a mom? I do it a lot. And it is always with Luke. Luke wakes up every morning on his own, showers, gets dressed, eats breakfast and brushes his teeth. He is a mother's dream child.
This morning, I wandered out to the family room right before it was time for him to get picked up for school. I remembered it was April Fool's Day (I don't even like April Fool's Day) and said to Luke and Sammie "Guess what guys! You aren't going to school today. We are going to Disneyland on an airplane!" You would have thought Luke won the lottery. He was so excited. He was jumping up and down and screaming. Then I yelled "April Fool's Day!"
Sammie didn't even care but Luke looked completely deflated. He went in the pantry to get his shoes and didn't come out. I opened the door a few minutes later and he was quietly sobbing. Yeah. I am the worst mom on the planet. Of course, I hugged and kissed him and apologized 19 times. I begged him to forgive and told him how sorry I was. He was so crushed. Finally, I told him I would take him to Walmart after school and buy him any item he chooses. That's all I've got. I've got to buy his love back.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who royally screws up like this.