I learned I grew too caught up in the doing unto others & forgot the home-front. (A lesson Im doomed to repeat till I get right) I saved a sign for us to put up after school. I was excited for the Tornado to choose the location & to go out for snack after. I was tired. She was tired. Id gotten up at 4a to work & she was wiped from school
The car grew silent, she ripped the last sign out of my hand, waved it in my face & shouted through her tears:
Her shout was like a slap in the face.
A great slap. A reminder slap.
The rest of what transpired is personal & offline stuffs.
We decided to save our final sign.
It’s now hung in our kitchen so she can always take what she needs/show me what shes “missing.”
Ahhh Take What You Need Day .
I loved you. I learned from you. And not in the way Id imagined.