Today’s Mom Tears™ are brought to you by “Wash your hands” and “Stay calm” with special guest “Don’t be a jerk”
Let me begin by stating I am not prepared nor will I go out and panic shop. I currently have eight chocolate bars and six bottles of wine. This may seem like a lot of sweet treats but I have never had any qualms about slamming back four chocolate bars at a time. I have the correct amount of toilet paper in my home for the size of my family. No more, no less.
Plans have been cancelled or changed. The kids are fine with that. Is it ideal that the gang will be home for three weeks????? Not really. Is It fair that one of the crew will have her saxophone home for THREE WEEKS????? UMMMMM that’s a HARD NO! (Seriously need to find out the music teachers’ weakness and use it to my advantage)
Here’s the thing folks. This may be a bit of a game changer; I’m going to use some pretty foul language. I am going to offend some of you.
The world DOES NOT revolve around you. (GASP!!!!)
Simple ideas like wash your hands and wash them more often than you think cause yeah, they get dirty. YOU touch some pretty gross stuff.
You do NOT need to race out and purchase vast amounts of anything (sound of throat clearing) chocolate is different and I’ve been doing that for years stock holders are counting on me to send their kiddos to good universities.
So what if sports are cancelled, that event you were looking forward to, that trip. Those are all things that are not lost forever, just put on hold. That is the way life always is, so what’s the big deal now?
You ever try to stop a pot from boiling over? You need to get up off your butt and take it off the burner/ put a wooden spoon across the top of the pot. Are you hopping in the car first to push your way through people for a few packs of toilet paper? Are you punching one of the kids in the face on the way to the stove cause its been their plan all along to cook up a conspiracy theory how to finally control you?
You are going to look after the pot, clean up any spilled water and move on….PSSST: that includes any water that has run over the side of the stove. You do it and keep moving. You do it because it needs to be done. You do it in the now because you know if you don’t it will take twice as much work to clean it up later.
That is what “We” are all living with right now. Do not get caught up in thinking about the inconveniences and for the love all that is good YOU DO NOT NEED 200 rolls of toilet paper!!!
You may not contract the flu this year, you may not contract coronavirus… but what if you could stop the potential of it spreading to someone else?
Don’t let what is going on in our world right now make you become someone you would not invite in for a cup of tea.
Get over yourself.
Wash your (dirty) hands.
Don’t be a jerk.