I feel like I’ve come out the other side of whatever it is I was tunnelling through. This week has seen a huge improvement in both my behaviour and my mind. Lion mum has been through her paces and the kids are alright.
Mind you, there was one casualty, just this morning and I feel really bad about it. I think it was this incident that has finally made me completely snap out of my ridiculous funk and wake up to myself.
Badoo was handing out her party invitations this morning (they’re way-cool, I’ll share them later) and a little girl in her class asked where her invitation was. See, this little girl has been really nasty to Badoo for weeks on end (and we all know the might of a nasty seven-year-old girl), so there was no invitation forthcoming, which was Badoo’s choice and I respect that.
“Where’s my invitation, Lottie?”
It was all very awkward. No one said anything for a while and then the kid asked again, rather aggressively, “where’s my invitation, Lottie?” So I said to that little girl, in as nice a tone as I could possibly muster, which in hindsight probably wasn’t as nice as it could have been, “well, Beryl (not her real name, fortunately), you haven’t been a very kind friend to Lottie lately, so she chose not to invite you this time.” And – since we’re confessing and all – then to make matters worse, I turned to another little girl and said, “same goes for you, Gladys.”
What the hell is wrong with me? Not only did I break my cardinal rule to never get involved in playground politicktocking, but I was way too blunt to a couple of seven year olds and I also completely dropped my daughter in it with the mean girls. You can just bet I’ll be making another party invitation tonight!
Other things that had me this week:
Reading – Adored We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and I cannot get enough of Michelle Crawford’s A Table in the Orchard – this is one to dip into regularly.
Writing – about yelling and guilt and how confusing modern parenting is. This one really resonated with you.
Making – the most divine Mars Bar slice and I don’t even like Mars Bars…
Wishing – that I never said a word to Beryl and Gladys.
Loving – this piece about loving yourself more by A Quirky Bird.
Wondering – how to make things right, if we can ever make things right.
Our lovely guest hostie this week is a relatively new blogger, Robyna from The Mummy & the Minx. I can’t quite remember when I first found Robyna’s blog, but I do know that I haven’t stopped coming back. She has a great way with words that shoot right to the heart of a problem. You’ve gotta love that. Her blog has a different focus each month and this month it’s the impact that social media has on our lives. Lots to ponder there. Head on over and say hi!
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