Last night I was struck by a recurring theme at our house. When drinking, and more often lately, even when he's not, Jack is nicer to the dog than to any of the people in our home. He lavished praise on the dog last night, saying he's sorry for talking mean to her, since he realizes she's sensitive. Well that's thoughtful, but what about the way you speak to your CHILDREN!???!!!! Do you think they aren't sensitive to your way of speaking/yelling at them? Geez, how un-self-aware can a person be? The answer to that questions is pretty damn un-self-aware (I'm making up words now - look out Webster). Just for one day, I'd like to have a recording/camera crew follow us all around, and at the end of the day, without beer, Jack must watch the tape. I pray I'm living in such a way that I wouldn't be ashamed of what I see. But that's all I get to control.
School's coming to an end soon. If you are the praying kind, please pray for LT to get a job. He needs to be out of the house during the day or evening and receive encouragement and help to build his confidence. How can it be that in a few days I'll have two high-school children?? Where does the time go?