But I noticed it. And I kept trying to self-correct. And yet I still kept failing. Again and again.
Sometimes that’s all we can do.
I was short with my Mom and got frustrated with her because she left me to wrap her Christmas presents for the family while she was cooking. She couldn’t do both things at once. But she never asked and just assumed: a) it would get done (magically?), or b) I would do it for her. In retrospect, she was just doing the best she could. The two quiches she'd been working on for what seemed like all-day long had to get done before we went to my sister’s for Christmas dinner.
So I raised my voice and got testy and felt aggravated. There were 45 minutes til we needed to walk out the door. "So I guess you want ME to wrap this stuff, huh??!!" I half-shrieked. "Huh? Well do you??!!" I was now yelling.
And yes that sounds pretty stupid now but that’s what I did.