“These Things Happen When You Have Children, No Matter the Age!”

It’s all materialistic!

My Lauryn-berry
it may not look like it, but I did vacuum before taking this pic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Over the years, I noticed when my kids had an accident or did something wrong, as soon as they come to me crying and scared, I was no longer mad. The level of concern and me wanting to calm them increase GREATLY. Like many parents, my mind goes into overdrive and I start to pray, try to breath slowly and begin to calm my child. Now, I will tell you that this was not always the case. There has been times where I just โ€œpopped offโ€ and started yelling. 

When my girls reached high school, my temperament soften. I feel it is due to me getting older, being tired and knowing when to โ€œpick my battles.โ€  Before I dove into the problem, I TRIED to ease their hysteria, this worked sometimes. LOL . I asked, โ€œDoes it involve drugs, alcohol or someone got hurt?โ€ 99.9% of the time the answer was no and it usually involved lying and they knew I was going to find out they lied to me. When the hiccups cries subsided and I was able to stop holding my breath, we were able to have a somewhat calm conversation. 

As I write this blog, there is one incident that comes to mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ What is funny NOW, when my youngest daughter, Lauryn, got in trouble, she would tell her sister (my oldest daughter, Taylor). Taylor would come to me crying. Initially, I thought something is wrong with her, but she is crying for her sister. I asked, “Why are you crying?” “I’m crying for Lauryn because I know she’s going to get in trouble.” She said. LOL (Y’all, recalling this incident has me cracking up laughing). Hiding behind Taylor is Lauryn, crying. LOL!!! My heart ached seeing my girls so upset. 

So, why am I sharing all of this with you? ๐Ÿ™‚ Fast-forwarding to six years later, my girls are now 21 and 26 years young. While shopping with my oldest daughter, I receive this video: 

Daughter spills nail polish on rug

While watching the video, I silently went from “Are you friggin kidding me!” to laughing out loud; especially at the end seeing her concerned babyface, looking like she is 12 years young; it warmed my heart.

When I arrived home, she was so upset. I calmed her and said, “It’s okay, by the way, the video saved you.” and gave her a hug. This would be the perfect ending to this “accident”, shoot to this blog. But… if you know my Lauryn-berry, NOPE! She added, “I bet you thought you wouldn’t have to worry about things like this happening since we’re older. You know, these things happens when you have kids.” She further added, “It’s a materialistic item, mom.” O_O YUPPER! I responded, “Yes, it’s materialistic, but that materialistic item wasn’t cheap.” We smiled and found ourselves standing and staring at the spot. LOL

By the way, I solicited ideas on Instagram on how to get nail polish out of carpet and following are some of the suggestions:

  1. Spray hairspray and rubbing alcohol on the spot, rub vigorously and repeat.
  2. Pour baking soda and vinegar on the spot.
  3. Use 100% acetone nail polish remover, before the polish dries.
  4. Call a professional – The best advice! ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. My favorite advice was from mother-dear, “Tree, just place another rug on top of the spot.” LOL

Time to call that professional and locate the vendor where I purchased the rug, just in case. ๐Ÿ™‚

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