Inner Peace

September 24, 2007 at 5:27 am Leave a comment

Jodi is not the only one working on her inner peace.  I’m doing better being peaceful and letting things roll of my back.

Take for instance this past weekend…Jackson out me through my patience paces.

We were in line at the donut store, waiting our turn to order.  A rather large lady walked passed us to grab a few milks from the cooler and Jackson tapped her on the leg and asked if she had “a baby in there”.  Now, you hear about this embarrassing moment all the time, but it always happens to others: the cute little kid who says something with childlike innocence while mom and dad secretly start to sweat and apologize and sometimes scold the kid for his actions.

Not the case here.  Obviously I did have an internal “oh no” moment, but that’s about as worked up as I got.  This lady was very, very nice about it. She told Jack she wasn’t having a baby, but rather she was “just fat honey” because she liked to eat donuts and such.  A very humorous way to deal with it I thought.  So, I kept listening: Jack would throw out a question and she would answer on a level he could understand.  She did tell Jack her friend had a baby in her stomach and Jack wanted to know why.  The lady said her friend was crazy…we all laughed and that was the end off that…or so I thought.

We made our way to the front, ordered our donuts and sat down to eat.  Shortly, the large lady and her pregnant friend made their way past our table to leave.  She told Jack goodbye and Jack stood up and …gulp…asked if he could feel the pregnant lady’s belly to feel for the baby.  We all chuckled, me nervously, and she let him feel her tummy.  They went on their way and we continued to eat.

Through this whole process I never once felt the need to grab Jack and tell him to hush or to turn around.  Nor did I pull him aside and scold him…all things I’d done in the past to Sammy and Will when they did these things at that age.  Now, I took it for what it was…a typical child question and not the kind of thing I’d want to stop…he needs to be inquisitive at this age.  Being uptight about this kid of thing is just plain silly…let him be a kid and see what happens: no one got hurt, he had his questions answered and no one was embarrassed…whew.var 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