This morning Sarah was in a foul mood. She had quick, short, snippy answers for any question I asked - basic stuff like "are you ready?" and "do you have my phone?"
When I picked her up today she said, "umhm, mom. I'm sorry for how I talked to you this morning. I was just in a bad mood."
My heart melted. Wow!
Today Daniel had a friend over. They were in the room and I could hear them talking, laughing, cell phones ringing, etc.
They moved to the dining room where the friend's phone rang and he spoke to someone... then before hanging up he says, "okay, love you, dad. Bye" When he got off the phone he tells daniel, "Hey, yes, I tell my dad I love him... got a problem with that?" He was laughing when he said it, so they were cool. It's not like he was madd or anything. This guys mom passed away last year. So I am sure he knows just how short life can be.
Today, Sarah tells me the mom of a boy she goes to school with died over the weekend.
This past Friday we had a local teacher pass away - while at school! She was 32. Too young!
Daniel has several friends who have had parents pass away.
Jessica's best friend's dad passed when they were in middle school. That was so hard.
I don't recall any one's parents passing when I was my kids ages. Heck, all my friend's parents were still married!