Thursday, January 28, 2010

Forgiveness

Peace and happiness have been restored.
After the disastrous morning on Friday I pulled each of my boys aside, one by one, and told them how sorry I was for my behavior. I told them that mommy was just being a mean grouch and that they did nothing wrong. I told them what wonderful boys they are and how sorry I was if I hurt their feelings. I asked them for forgiveness, and they gave it to me without hesitation.
When the boys woke up from their naps that afternoon it was a big love fest. Lots of hugs, and snuggles, and kisses, and "I love you"s. I think they appreciated my apology almost as much as I appreciated their forgiveness. And we were all happy to start our weekend with a clean slate.

18 comments:

Mom24 said...

Just think what an excellent example you set for them.

Good job. :)

Scrappy said...

I was just thinking the same thing as Mom24. You are a good example... for the boys and moms like me. :)

Doc said...

See that is good... always good to hug and make up! they are young but they understand that sometimes Mommies and Daddies have bad days.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

The days I take out my stresses on my son...sigh, those are the days when I just want to alsp myself silly.
I should know better as the adult. But I can't be more thankful for my son's forgiving heart! They never hold it against us.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Glad serenity reigns once more. Go easy on yourself, Kat. You have many irons in the fire.

Hilary said...

Good parents make for good kidlets.

Krystyn said...

So glad all is right again....we all have our moments. And, you taught them an important lesson about apologies and forgiveness.

Tam said...

I think we all have those moments but it is people like you who put it all out there for us who hide in the closet with this! I aplaud you!

Jessa said...

You are such an awesome mom Kat. I try to do the same thing when I feel like I've let my two down.

painted maypole said...

i think it's important for kids to hear us say we're sorry, and admit our mistakes. Then they know it's OK to do it, too!

Hattie said...

You're such a good momma! Those boys (and Grace) are so lucky to have you.

Elaine A. said...

It's a beautiful thing... Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! :D

Emily said...

A clean slate is a great feeling!

Not Your Aunt B said...

That's the best. It's unconditional love. And how wonderful that you modeled it so they know when they mess up, you will forgive them and still love them too.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Perfect. See, I told you you were a great Mom!

Momisodes said...

I am so glad to hear. I have to agree with the others here. You really do set a great example for your children. It's amazing how much they appreciate apologies and forgiveness from others, especially from us as parents.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I saw Hilary's comment above and I just want to echo that. =)

Nishant said...

You have many irons in the fire.

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