Today I got mad over something stupid. At the time, I’m sure it was really important, whatever it was, but now it just seems stupid. Have you ever had one of those days? Today I was having one of those days. Then this happened…
The 6-year old said, “Sometimes when I get mad, I feel like I want to break my toys, but I don’t.” To which the 34-year old replied, “Sometimes when I get mad, I feel like I want to scream and yell, and I do, but I know I shouldn’t.” The 5-year old chimed in, “Sometimes when I get mad, I feel like I want to kick everybody’s butt.”
I was sort of awe struck, and I didn’t really know what to say.
The 6-year old said, “When I’m mad sometimes I listen to music and it makes me feel better”, at which point she started swaying to whatever song was playing at the moment. The 5-year old, always the opportunist, chimed in with, “when I’m mad I like to eat raisins. Can we make some raisins? How long do raisins take to make?”. The 34-year old tried not to cry because she realized what amazing children she had been yelling at just a few minutes ago about something she can’t even remember.