So my sister in law has my daughter for the weekend, and last night she had to put her in time out. Well, she told her that when her phone went off that it was time to get out of time out. Most people take that as when the phone makes noise, time is up right?
My child, did not.
As soon as her phone went black, my daughter got out of the corner and brought her aunt the phone.
Aunt S*** your phone went off. Is it time to get out?
(Obviously, that’s not a swear word, I blotted out her name because she may not want it plastered all over the internet, but you know SOMEONE is going to think it’s for the swear word.)
This is when literal meets cute
Don’t let someone else’s fears stop you from doing what is best for you. Everybody has what seems like is the best thing to do for every situation, and yes listening to the advice of others may help you. However, sometimes you just need to stumble on your own. Everybody is going to have something to say about someone else at one point or another, but they’ll never know what it’s like to walk a mile in your shoes. Only you will know that, and therefore your life decisions are up to YOU. Don’t let everyone influence your mind based on fear or ignorance. Let their opinions go and do what you need to.
Like they say, if you don’t piss off at least one person you haven’t done it right.
Have you ever turned around to find your child went poof? Was it in a store, in the house, outside at the park? Wherever it was, you know that terror that swiftly flows over you. Your heart stops and drops but forgets to roll and you frantically call for them. When they pop out from their little adventure or that cute little hiding spot that you searched three times over and you STILL missed them you feel instant relief and anger at the same time.
That little span of time usually lasts five minutes, but for some it’s longer. What about the parents whose children go missing for days, weeks, months or even years? What about those who are found dead? What about those who are NEVER found? I freak out over a minute lapse, but that much time? I’d probably keel over. I couldn’t do it, but then again you HAVE to. You can’t give up on your babies right? They NEED you. You have to be strong for them. I don’t know how those parents do it, but oh my lord I pray for you because if a minute is hard for me I know that time must be unbearable for you.
I’m sorry for your pain and this experience, and if that little minute happens to me again I’ll think of you and I’ll be thankful that it’s only a minute.