Yesterday, while I was on the phone talking to the SWO T-shirt rep about T-shirts for this summer, my middle one started throwing a fit (something about spilling her cereal and needing help taking her night gown off – she’s 2). Many of you have experienced these seemingly life-threatening dilemmas which, by the way, always happen while on the phone. I practice holding the phone shoulder to cheek, pull at the night gown and try my best to maintain a professional mama voice while talking to the salesman over the phone. As whines escalate into a temper tantrum, Jed wakes from his long night slumber. Suddenly, my quiet home is loud with babies in disarray. Finally it is clear to the sales rep that I am needed other places. He politely inserts an apology for contacting me at home during my non-scheduled hours, then tries to make a joke about me having my hands full, a comment that always rubs me like sandpaper.
I tried to get back to my day, un-chafed. But, I thought back on his comments a few times yesterday. I thought about all the things I could have done that better… both with the Knox thing and the conversation with the sales rep.
But, thankfully, I do not have to re-live it.
This morning I read this article by Rachel Jankovic (click here to read it, it is amazing). Ironically she addresses the same comment I was hung up on yesterday. It encouraged me so much. If you have a second or two, follow the link to read it.
And just so you know, I do have my hands full…
FULL OF GOOD THINGS!