“Weird.” It’s What Life’s Made Of
Have you ever been in situation and in the middle of it find yourself thinking “I can’t believe this is happening?”
“Would you rather your date have slept with everyone in his high school or you being his first since high school?”
|Family photo, selfie style. Hey, you take what you can get. Now if only I knew how to photoshop a wine glass into my hand or something.|
Wrong move kid, wrong move.
I had absolutely had it, that was the fifth or sixth time that week I had heard that out of her and it was going to be the last.
I got out my laptop, googled “starving children images,” choked back tears, and then I showed my daughter what starving to death really looks like. We talked about how those kids mommies were very sad that they couldn’t feed them anything and how it hurts my feelings when she tells me that I don’t care about her because I work very hard to make sure that she has food. We talk about how those kids would be happy to have anything to eat at all and they wouldn’t complain about the flavor of yogurt that they have. We talked about why we shouldn’t be overly dramatic and then we had a hard conversation about how kids in this world do die because they have nothing to eat.
Well, while I am teaching the Girl Child about the ways of the world I had COMPLETELY forgotten that the Boy Child (who was down and out with the stomach flu) hadn’t eaten all day (much to his dismay), and was now laying on a towel on the carpet watching TV (forgotten about him because he had not made a peep and that is SO not like him. But yes, I’ll admit, I momentarily overlooked the fact that I have two kids. Twas Unintentional. Was so quiet I assumed he was sleeping. Get over it).
I forgot about this until he looked at me and asked “mommy, am I going to die?”
I sort of stuttered out “oh no baby, didn’t you hear me tell Sissie that those kids mommies don’t have any food to give them?”
“But you stop giving me food today momma” he said, his eyes welling with tears.
As was like every conversation in this post, I found myself thinking “wait a minute….how did I get here?”
So basically I’m thinking maybe I should just stop talking.
Like that would ever happen….
What about you? What is the strangest conversation or situation you have found yourself in?