Today I've got the ever so hilarious Janae from Grumpy Grateful Mom honoring me with her presence. This woman makes me laugh out loud. She can make any situation, no matter how disastrous, sound tinkle-your-pants funny. Her humor and outlook on life put a smile on my face every single time.
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Now that I have kiddos, I notice history repeating itself much too often! Luckily, I was blessed with a wonderful role model—my mom.
When I was young, my elderly neighbors had the yummiest looking raspberries and those luscious berries were lingering just across the back alley from my house…untouched and unloved. How could I let them go to waste?
My friend and I made the important decision to save those raspberries from their certain rotting doom. We each took a handful….that was later discovered by my mom!
She marched us over to the neighbor’s back door. We had to give the raspberries back AND apologize. I sobbed through the whole ugly incident.
And never stole again.
Now, I’m teaching my children. A few years ago, my then four-year-old daughter, Dani, was caught red-handed with an empty cylinder-shaped container of mini-M&Ms. I had seen her admiring those M&Ms at Walmart only the day before and was certain they had been stolen.
There was no hesitation. I was knew what needed to be done to end her thieving ways. I lovingly dragged Dani to the store as she cried and screamed,
“Noooo, I don’t want to go! I’ll never do it again!”
I made her apologize and pay for the M&Ms with her ENTIRE childhood savings, about 60 cents.
I even took it a step further. We helped her write down her misdoing on a piece of paper, then we buried the paper in the ground. I was quite proud of my firm discipline and fabulously effective burying idea.
Until a couple months later, when I discovered, another empty bottle of M&Ms! Apparently, I didn’t quite have that technique down.
I took her to apologize and pay, again. No burying this time.
And Dani’s never stolen since then…or at least she’s gotten better at hiding her empty M&M bottles.
Seriously now, this woman is funny!
If you don't already know her, you should go on and introduce yourselves.
Thank you so much Janae for sharing one of your life stories with the rest of us.
It was great having you! True story.
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