Sunday, August 29, 2010

A soft answer turneth away wrath...

This whole weekend I have just been feeling so ornery and cross. And even though I know it's unreasonable and no one in my family deserves my snappy, mean temper, I just haven't been able to shake it.  I hate it when I feel this way, and even more when I act this way.

Last night we went to Brian's company party and by the end I was in an even worse mood and had a horrible headache from all the wind, the dust, the loud music (which I enjoyed, but it was SO loud!) and the fun of waiting in line to go through a buffet five or so times, since no one else in my family is capable of carrying a plate of food for more then 2 feet with out dropping it.  (I always get such looks when we go places that are serving buffet-style.)  We got home with tired, ornery, and hungry children who were all desperately in need of baths. (And P.S. does it bug anyone else that when you go out to eat the kids pick and pick and declare they aren't hungry or don't feel well, but as soon as you hit the front door they are STARVING! grrrr....)

Jake was in the shower and taking much too long as usual, so I stormed into the bathroom to yell at him to hurry up and saw this...


I had to choke back tears as I said, "I love you too Jakers." 

"Yeah, and it was hard to write it backwards so that you could read it the right way!" he told me proudly. 

I am going to be a better mom tomorrow...

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh, boy, that's an attitude adjuster! I agree about the front door--it's like the bell to Pavlov's dogs.

Kamra said...

Oohhh.... what a heart breaker he is! That is what is so great about kids... they still love us when we are having a bad day:) What I want to know is why didn't anyone at the work party help you out??? You're doing a great job Chrissy! Love you guys!

Emilie said...

I'm sorry you had a rough weekend.

I think Heavenly Father always tugs on the heart strings of my kids when I need it the very most.

Nothing like unexpected, and perhaps undeserved, kind words to change your whole out look.

You are a good mom. Jake was just reminding you.

Lawson Family said...

Wow! How sweet is that? My only hope is that one day when my kids are parents, they'll be able to understand my sometimes crabby moods that seem to be for no reason. At least, that's what I'm counting on!

April Weeks said...

What a sweet tender story. I'm glad it is recorded.

Elizabeth said...

This is what I love about blogging. This is such a great story and one that I think we all wholeheartedly can relate to. It is good to know I'm not alone in my feelings of being "ornery and cross" and gives me motivation to be better tomorrow.