Sometimes, I operate from a place of fear and paranoia when it comes to my kids’ safety. And this show had me AMPED up.
My daughter was going to spend the night with a friend and the mom told me they had scheduled a last-minute family dinner at her mom’s house and she wanted to bring my daughter along. I know the grandma; she’s a teacher at my daughter’s school. And she’s awesome, so no problem there.
In a subsequent conversation, my friend told me there would be all these other people there, including some adult males I don’t know.
Now, having just watched this TV show, I realized I was no longer comfortable with the plan.
Warning! Warning, Heather! It’s time to lie. Lie, Girl, RIGHT NOW!
What I should have said is, ‘Molly has decided she wants to come over to your house after dinner. Is that okay?’
But instead…I spewed my fresh paranoia all over my friend, who tried not to take it personally, but ultimately did.
So I offended my friend (and maybe her sweet mom).
I still think my decision was the right one, but I handled it CRAPtastically. I hate it when I do stuff like that.
I honestly didn’t mean to offend anyone, but, honesty, in this case, was not the best policy.
Live and learn. (And lie.)
Can anyone relate to this? Anyone else operate from a place of paranoia.