As I try to figure out what I’m doing with my life (and my new posts remain sporadic), enjoy this re-blog from my earlier days.
(Does anyone else miss Doobster as much as I do?)
Blurting out exclamations and/or proclamations during stressful encounters can be especially embarrassing, traumatizing and/or downright dangerous.
THINGS I’VE SAID AND WISHED I HADN’T
“If Grandma ever does that again, I’ll kill her.”
My mother-in-law watched my kids while I worked, and often helped me out with household chores. Sometimes things didn’t get put back quite the way I wanted them. My husband was working armed security and had a pistol permit. The day after I blurted out this threat, my young daughter dragged Grandma up to the master bedroom, pointed to where the gun was stored (how she knew is beyond me), and told Grandma I was going to shoot her. Use your imagination as to how this went over with Grandma, and how long it took for the whole thing…
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