She needed a couple of styrofoam balls to create the solar system. It was at that very moment that I regretted not being a styrofoam distributor. They should give you a note when you have your children that says, "Invest in lots of styrofoam. Your going to need it!" But...sadly, I had none. Zilch.
My regret set in and turned to immediate frustration...
"What! Are you kidding me?" I said...while my quiet, little, relaxing hibernation began to fly out the window."I need it Mom, come on. Let's go to Walmart." she pleaded. Grrrrrrrrr....(sounding a tad-bit like my husband at this point) "Can I go like this?" I said looking down at my puppy dog pajamas and giggling. "NO! I'm not going to go anywhere with you dressed like THAT." she said. (Did I mention that she was a brave little girl?) "I'm not going anywhere with you dressed like that," I said mocking her in a winey voice. "Mo-omm," she responded. " If I can't go like this...well, then I guess I'm not going to Walmart." I said. (Not sounding inmature at all.) "Mo-omm...I need it." she said. "I'm already in my pajamas...I'm not going!" I said. Then it hit me...my need to be the perfect parent. Uggghhhhh!! Guilt slapped me upside my head. I can't let her get a bad grade because of me. Oh...but I really really didn't want to go. Not at all. I hate when that happens. And it happens...alot. "Okay, okay...I'll go change." I said pouting all the way to my room. I got dressed and jumped in my car to head to Walmart...frustrated the entire way there. Then I thought...ya know... Walmart has been around for years, made billions of dollars, is in all the U.S. states, and several different countries...and it still hasn't figured out how to DELIVER!! Even if you buy something on line at Walmart...they ship it to the store. Yeh...what's the point of that? Really...What's. The. Point? All I wanted was to hibernate...like a bear...for a little while. Just a little while. Is that too much to ask? If Walmart delivered...my life would be much easier. And... I could be the bear that I long to be!
Oddly enough...there are no scriptures in the Bible about Walmart. I might have to rethink where I do my shopping.
But...there were these:
Phillippians 1:27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.