It has been a while since I ran this series on Home-Ec 101. I started the Sunday Confessional a few years ago as a way for us to come to grips that our lives aren’t magazine perfect, a place to embrace our foibles and get over ourselves. We’re all human; yes, even that lady in the car pool line whose make up is always flawless. I promise, she’s got her own baggage. Life isn’t as perfect as we like to pretend. Television sets standards most of us will never attain and no one’s home is always pristine, unless they can afford staff -or are a bit OCD and live alone.
What’s my confession for this week?
I’m skipping church. I know that doesn’t sound so bad, but oh just wait for the reason. Yesterday afternoon all the kids were playing with the neighbor kid* across the street. Unfortunately my daughter got too close when one of the kids was swinging a bat. It caught her in the cheek, I took her in and got an x-ray to be on the safe side, thankfully nothing is broken. “Ice and Motrin” said the doc, “and it’s going to look a lot worse over the next few days.” She wasn’t kidding and that’s the reason I’m reluctant to go to church this morning. For some reason most of us don’t bat** an eye when a boy shows up with the occasional obvious bump or bruise, but dainty little girls? And there you have it, I’m not going because I’m neurotic and worried about what others think.
Last week I asked on Facebook, if you wanted me to bring back this weekly series and the majority who responded said yes. So don’t make stand out here all by myself, what do you have to get off your chest. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been slacking on keeping up my office, too. This room is in a pretty sad state. My goal for today is to get it back in order, since I have all that extra time on my hands.
*It was just an accident and we’re all still good friends.
**See what I did there?
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