Oddest thing happened to me at the grocery store the other day. Darc was pushing the cart with the kids while I went down an aisle to grab something. I heard a woman start talking but ignored it. People talk all the time in Walmart. Then I heard my husband respond. What? Someone’s talking to Darc? Out of the blue? That just doesn’t happen! Curious, I grabbed what I was looking for and went to see what was going on. Turned out the woman thought our son looked like a boy her daughter knew from school or something, and she’d seen Darc give the KnytLite a hug and so she commented on that.
Yep, we hug and kiss our kids in public.
Anyway, she started chatting. She was talking about school, because of course when she asked what school we sent our kids to, Darc explained that we homeschooled.
“Wow! Really? You guys must be like super smart!”
I think we both struggled not to say, “Oh yes, we both have genius level IQs.”
Darc went off to fill up the cart, leaving me with the talkative mom. So she and I chatted a bit about homeschooling, and faith too, believe it or not. She had a very sanguine personality and was one of those people who everyone they meet is an instant friend and they’ll chat companionably for hours.
It was just one of those interesting kinds of experiences.
Later I was reading a post from one of the moms I follow. She’s really funny, and she actually created quite a stir in the beginning of her blogging, because she actually got offered a book contract for her stories of being a mom to her 6 kids. Naturally, being married to a writer and knowing lots of writers, I knew it wasn’t typical for book contracts to just fall out of the sky like that.
Life has dealt her some blows the last couple of years though and she’s really struggled to cope. I can relate to that. I can SO relate to that. What I love about Dawn is that it seems she has a built in humor meter, something I have always lacked. She recently did a post about perspective and it really touched my heart.
Naturally I had to share it with you. I am trying really hard to be like the 2nd story. I have a long long long long long long long way to go, but then again, it’s not so easy to overcome all those years of bad habits. But I’m trying!
I hope you check out her post.
A Tale of Due Pities
Below are two stories about the stuff that has happened the last few months. I’ve written two different accounts of the same events. They’re both true stories. They’re both accurate.
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