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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Take a Deep Breath


All I could think is...
I don't blame anyone
It was an accident
It's okay

But tonight, a half glass of ice water spilled on my laptop because my kids got a little excited while playing in the basement and decided to kick a ball. EEk! And over it went, my ice water, all over my lap top. Both of them went running upstairs in terror, crying. They knew it was a big deal. They know I have been working on a big project and that this little act of negligence would have an impact. But I am happy to say that while that happened, and while I was calmly upset, (a tear was shed) I am typing this slice on my laptop. It seems okay. I went to both of them and tried to express that I was not mad. I was okay. It was only a computer and they are more important. But they know it was a close call. We all learned a lesson tonight. Don't kick balls in the house. Don't have a glass of water while kids are playing nearby. It's all good. Deep breaths. It's all okay.

5 comments:

  1. Betsy, I love how you put me right in the moment with you. Your short sentences help convey the second-by-second thoughts and events in a very effective way. On a completely different note, I'm proud you kept your cool! Not an easy thing to do sometimes.... :)

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  2. What a lovely way to handle this situation! It was alright even if the computer hadn't been.

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  3. Taking that deep breath can be so much harder than we know. You did well! I am glad you, your kids and your laptop are okay.

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  4. Betsy, I laughed out loud at the line that they went running upstairs in terror. Monster Mommy! You have such a kind and gentle spirit, and it shows in how you handled this situation. Mom always said... don't play ball in the house. (Please tell me you know that reference.)

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  5. Reminds me of the time milk was spilled on my computer. Breathe! Best advice ever. So glad you were able to focus on what was important. Lessons learned. "Deep breaths. It's all okay!"

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