First I logged on, then I heaved a long sigh, lots of cobwebs to remove here, I’ve missed you all. Sometimes I feel my children are conspiring against me, just when I get one down for a sleep, the other one wakes up. okay quit blaming the kids and just apologise for the long absence. me sowiiii ( in the voice of 2 year old 🙂
Trust you’re all doing well. It’s all about apologies today, I decided to do this post as I was driving home from a playgroup where my dear son decided to show me up on every level he can, first by not listening to a word I said including all the threats in our language which have always been effective, today nothing worked, he then proceeded to run around with his trousers down, well he’s not a saint but he was unusually difficult that day. Some of the other mums whom I noticed have girls proceeded to advice on what I needed to do to bring him under control as if the boy has always been this way but I also noticed that parents with boys just smiled sweetly and gave me understanding sympathetic looks which made me not feel as bad.
Anyway as I drove home, I remembered the times when I was single and with no care in the world…. I wished I could go back and apologise to those mothers that I’ve given awkward looks when their kids are playing up, I wish I could go back and apologise to mothers that myself and friends have analysed their parenting skills in a one hour restaurant sitting irritated by the toddler yelling next to our table, I wish I could go back and apologise to those parents whose toddlers were running up and down the aisle on the plane for making silly comments such as “why can’t some people control their kids”. I wish I could apologise to friends that I’ve given parenting advice to when I had no clue what parenting is, I could go on…..
Okay so I guess I can use this blog to send my apology forth, sorry folks, I knew not what I speaketh 🙂
By the way I realised my darling boy was playing up because he was tired, he was fast asleep, 2 minutes into our drive home, I so wanted to go back and tell those women he was just tired, we’d had a busy weekend but even I didn’t realise it then!
This is just a short one to say I’m still around. Stay blessed all. Do talk to me, I love to hear from you, what do you wish you could go back and apologise for.