When you realize you’re wrong
Even if you had a long frustrating day at work
Even if you checked the kids grades
(because now you can watch over your kids like a hawk)
you weren’t too happy with what popped up on the screen.
Then your drive home felt like an eternity
And you asked someone to do something but they questioned you.
Even when you got home you were steamin' mad and frustrated
And took phones away
Then while cooking dinner you realized that you were being too harsh
And the punishment didn’t fit the crime
And sometimes it’s ok for them to question you if there’s good reason.
Because you wish you would speak up and question and confront things when you feel they’re wrong, not just agree and comply because it’s authority.
So you breathe.
Then you say…I’m sorry.
even if you have to say it to your kids.