What a day! Oh my, what a day! I'm in turmoil tonight over something and want to share my day in the hopes that others will either validate my feelings or tell me I'm an idiot. Here's a synopsis of my day....
Woke up and remembered that there were no more coffee grounds in my house. Bad nights followed by no coffee is not good for my attitude or energy level. So I loaded the kids, pajamas and all, into the car and drove through the nearest Caribou. Brought it home and set the coffee on the counter to cool so I could drink it. When enough time had passed, I went back to the kitchen and found my wonderful, beautiful boy bathing in a puddle of luke-warm white chocolate mocha. Before I'd even gotten to take one single sip of my coffee! Oh, you can imagine my tears, can't you? But he's my beautiful baby boy, so I cleaned him up, thanked God that the coffee was luke-warm and couldn't do any harm to him, gave him a big hug and kiss and a giant squeeze (perhaps a little more than he wanted at that moment) and then sent him off to play again. I'm not one for voicing huge frustrations on Facebook, but every now and then, I will. I posted about the spilled coffee and when a close friend replied about how awful it was, I told her, "I know! I'm seriously tempted to beat him!" I have an odd sense of humor and some seriously biting sarcasm. Now just to clarify, anyone who knows me in real life knows that my children are rarely even spanked. I've only ever spanked one of my children when they have run out in the middle of a parking lot or done something dangerous that scared the wits out of me. My kids get TOs, but not physical punishments. I won't even let certain family members babysit my children because I've heard them threaten to "smack" their kids! That kind of language is not something my children will ever hear! But, a not-quite-as-close friend replied that I should watch what I say because someone might take it seriously and report me to CPS. Really? Do people take that seriously now? Do our social workers not have enough to do without people reporting about what someone said on Facebook?
So, what do you think? Did I over-react? Was the comment justified? Or would you be offended by such a comment too?
Oh, and just to bring the story to a close...I deleted the not-so-close friend, after letting her know that I had no serious intention of beating my child and thought she should know better than that. Oy, what a day!
FYI...I'm hoping to put up the post to sign people up for the mail exchange tomorrow!