There are some things as a Mom, that you just would rather not hear your children say. Over the last 24 hours, I have heard some of those things. Nothing life shattering. Just things that don't warrant a smile. The things that make you do a huff. Or perhaps a sigh.
1. I am out of lunch money... again.
2. I did bad on the test.
3. I need more school supplies.
4. He hit me.
5. I feel like I am going to throw up.
Although I didn't really want to hear these things today, I have heard worse. These things I heard were better than....
I owe money in the lunchroom.
I failed a test.
Here is a whole list of school supplies I need.
He is bleeding.
I just threw up all over the floor.
So, it can always be worse.
Each time the boys come to report something to me, I am always hopeful that what they say will bring joy to me. Like, "Look, Mom! I picked you some flowers!" or "Hey, guess what? I made a perfect score on all my tests this week!" But much of the time, what they say brings a huff or a sigh. But that's real life. Life is a good mixture of both smiles and huffs.