As I picked my kids up from the gym, I heard a number of ‘HOLY SMOKES! IT’S COLD OUT HERE!’ And you know what? They were right. It was cold out there.
And I had not worn any socks. And I had a friend who had worn her flip flops. Another had on her exercise pants which did not cover her ankles. My good friend T pointed out that I had made a bad choice and I was going to have to live with it.
His words sounded suspiciously like my words. OH MY.
I begged the friends not to tell my mom! They giggled…and said, ‘MS. HAYS YOU DON’T LIVE WITH YOUR MOM!!’ More giggling.
You know what? It was just socks. And I am a grown-up who can make her own choices. Forgetting my socks only affected me–for the most part. It meant that I wasn’t going to be too hip to have any extra outside recess so that affected the kids.
But what about when bad choices affect others? Do I think about how my choices affect others? Sometimes. But really. Probably not. As humans we can be very selfish.
I am human.