Yup, I feel like that
“I don’t want to do the laundry and make sure the thank you notes are done before I leave.”
“I don’t want to do the photo shoot at 11 PM.”
“I don’t want to sit in 22A in front of that damn baby.”
:: Sigh ::
“I don’t want to” sounds so, so nice. And truly ridiculous.
Teaching our children the positive values of responsibility and follow through are important to E and me. The more we grow as parents and adults the more we see the value of practicing what we preach.
We don’t say “I don’t want to.”
We do say, “I’d really rather not leave you, but I said I would do this and there are people counting on me.”
Seat 22A is mine today and I will work more than 100 hours in the next six days.
No. I don’t want to.
I want to be the Mom that screams the loudest at The Athlete’s first baseball game on Saturday and let The Princess sit on my lap in church on Sunday. I don’t want to be here.
But I said I would.
It's a good thing I packed my big girl pants. They’re going to come in handy for this one.