My Busy Day
Yes, I’ve done this same thing…exhausted Mom strikes again and then you feel like a heel. Try to treasure those moments…but don’t beat yourself up if you lose patience. Live and learn…
“Mommy, look!” cried my daughter, Darla, pointing to a chicken hawk soaring through the air.
“Uh huh,” I murmured, driving, lost in thought about the tight schedule of my Day.
Disappointment filled her face. “What’s the matter, Sweetheart?” I asked, entirely dense.
“Nothing,” my seven-year-old said. The moment was gone. Near home, we slowed to search for the albino deer that comes out from behind the thick mass of trees in the early evening. She was nowhere to be seen. “Tonight, she has too many things to do,” I said.
Dinner, baths and phone calls filled the hours until bedtime.
“Come on, Darla, time for bed!” She raced past me up the stairs. Tired, I kissed her on the cheek, said prayers and tucked her in.
“Mom, I forgot to give you something!” she said. My patience was gone.
“Give it to me in the morning,” I said, but she…
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