Only one of my kids would make this story possible!
So, we were in Church, Christmas Eve mass at midnight. Beautiful mass with the lights down low, beautilful music, families all around...it is my favorite time to go to church on Christmas. My mom and dad and my 2 girls were there. On my left was my oldest and my right my youngest. They both stayed awake and participated, sang and prayed, it was perfect......until the hand shake. (If you are't familiar with Catholic masses, there is a point in the mass where you share "peace" with the people surrounding you, some choose to kiss each other others choose to shake hands.) I shook each of my daughters hands, my mom and dads, the people behind me. My youngest is trying to get my oldest to shake her hand. My oldest (being 13 and too cool to shake her little sisters ahnd, tries to blow her off). The youngest still tries, until finally I hear, under her breath, thank the good lord....."screw you".....yep you read it right. Needless to say I about fell over. My youngest is 9, she had no idea what she had just said, but certainly, from the shocked look on my face, knew that it must have been something "bad", something she shouldn't have said. So the mass went on and soon ended. On the way home I said, "Macy, do you know what "screw you" means? " of course she replied "no". I am thinking how I am going to tell her, tactfully, just what "screw you" means....(if you know a tactful way to explain it I would love to hear it.) So I say, "if you say that to someone it is the same as saying "f-you" to someone", she said, "oh my gosh sissy I am so sorry, I didn't know what it meant." ok, that was settled, she understood by me explaining it in the terms of "THE BIG BAD WORD" that she had better never say it again!!!
I am the mother of 2 beautiful girls. I live in Zanesville, where I was born and raised. My daughters are 13 and 9! Time sure does fly.I am a staffing specialist at Mancan in Newark, Ohio. I haven't done things exactly right in my life and have alot of regrets for things I have done wrong, but I am learning from my mistakes and trying to be the best mother I can be to my daughters.Family is important to me. Without the love and support from my mom and dad I don't know where I would be. I thank God everyday for my girls and my parents.