Well....once we got home I realized the check out girl had accidentally put all three pair of pants in my bag and I'd only paid for two. I felt awful. I called her and told her I'd bring them back in the next day or two. That night at dinner I was telling Brian, not really thinking that Grant was paying attention. He interrupted and said "Wait, you stole some pants!?!" I told him that no, I didn't, it was an accident, but if I wouldn't have called, they never would have known. So, I hadn't knowingly stole them, but if I didn't call and return them, then I was a thief. Grant's eyes were pretty big. I also told him how I could have kept them and no one, other than me, would have known I didn't pay for them, but every time I wore them all I'd be thinking is, and Grant interrupted me and said "they need to go back!" Kid, was right.
I actually ended up calling and paying for them over the phone, because they really were worth the $20 price tag and I really didn't want to make a trip back to Loft, but my point is that our kids are always listening. That night I scored one point for "good parent," but I've scored plenty of bad points too. Every time I've lost my cool, I've shown Grant it isn't important to have self-control. Every time I've had an extra cookie I've shown him that moderation isn't important either.
Proverbs 22:6 says "Train your child up in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it."
I think it's important for our kids to see up at our best and our worst, as long as we show them how to learn from our worst and try not to do it again. Our job as parents can be pretty tough, but I hope I have a lot more opportunities to show him what is right.
I just got these cropped skinny chinos and this elephant tee from Loft this week. I had a $25 off coupon and I got to use my teacher discount, yay! I wore this while I had part of the day to myself. I ran a bunch of errands and had sushi for lunch. It was amazing. Thank you, Spring Break.
Jacket: Gap via thredUP
Top: Loft same
Pants: Loft same
Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Roxsbox
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Wedges: Aerosoles c/o Chipmunk same
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