From Lelly's SPT challenge: each week, think about the Olympic motto, and how it can apply to our every day lives. citius. altius. fortius. are we giving our best? can we find victories in the efforts we make every day?
The truth is I am not really good with kids.
I always say the only ones I like are my own, and my niece's and nephews.
I expect even the youngest to be kind and respectful of not only me
but those that are around us.
My brother's family and I were playing the board game "Settlers", and being the anial person I am when playing games I don't like people to touch my dice, cards ect...it brings bad carma...I know silly, but for me it is just the way I am.
My little niece asked if she could be on my "team", though this is not a "team" game, and I told her she could hold my cards (this is a big deal) BUT She COULD NOT touch my dice. At one point she got a bit upset with me because she wanted a turn rolling the dice. She moved across from me and gave me a dirty look...well...ok this is when the not "good with kids" comes in. I snapped at her and asked if I had told her at the begining that she could not touch the dice, she nodded, and I asked if I told her she would ONLY get to hold the cards, she nodded. I said, Ok then don't be giving me that "look".
A few moments later she was snuggled back up next to me and "on my team".
This is where the SPT comes in...am I being forgiving like a little child? Even if someone upsets me do I quickly blow it off and become a team player? I don't know. But I do know that this week I will be paying especially good attention to my actions towards those that might not let me "play" the way I want to, and see. I hope that I find that I am.
Talk about Carma! Glad my little niece still likes her "mean" Aunt