We had a little sandwich disaster this morning. Boy 2 is very particular which bread he wants with what topping. And I switched it up by accident. Hey, it’s only 6.30am when I make them 😉
Actually, I first made the crunchy bread with the cold cut topping and the soft bread with peanut butter, fluff and Nutella combo ;-). Then I realized it was wrong and re-made the whole thing (yes, waisting bread in the process). So enthusiastically I told Isaac about my mess up, and my fix! And he got upset. Apparently I had it right the first time around. He could not handle it and walked away, mumbling and he really could not take it for he kept saying: “This is so stupid. So so stupid.” He went on upstairs and unloaded to his brother: “This is so stupid. I told her how to do it, why didn’t she do what I told her to do.”
I could have done 2 things. Address his rude attitude. I don’t need to explain to you how I was actually blessing him by making him lunch, but I could explain it to him. I could also choose to love this boy at a time he was very distraught. He was probably nervous about his first soccer practice ever. He was probably also nervous about his band practice today (he is still struggling with his cool factor decreasing because of it). Things are still new and he is on edge, rightly so.
This morning I chose the latter. I laughed at the stupidity of it, and I laughed at the reaction of our boy which was just hilarious in a way. I went back into the kitchen and I re-made his sandwiches for a second time (again waisting bread in the process). This time he doesn’t know about it, and so in a little while, at school, he will open up his lunch bag and he will see his momma loves him deeply and desires to serve him. I can imagine his response: “Oh my, she did make it right! She fixed it.” And he will go back to the morning and realize he was rude and awful. And still I loved him…
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