My Weather Muffin really is one of the happiest people on the planet. And even HE gets frustrated/sad/disappointed from time to time. Well today was one of those days.
His trolling motor died. Coughed, gasped, wheezed and keeled over. That's bad enough, but the fact that it is only about four months old, really krinkled his undies. And I heard him as he wandered around the yard, griping, complaining and whining, oh my. So I took action.
I was NOT going to tell him what I did (because I had warned him SO many times of doing the exact same thing), but I realized fairly quickly that if I DID tell him, it might make him feel better.
I hid the object of my embarrassment behind my back and called him over.
I said, "Honey, you know how I have always said never, ever, EVER wash anything in the washer that says "Dry Clean Only?"
He replied blankly (still not quite getting it), "Yes."
And then I held it up. My gorgeous, expensive, favorite black sweater that I washed in the washer and was now too small to fit a two year old.
He guffawed right out loud. In fact, he laughed so hard that tears rolled down his face. He exclaimed, "Where's the camera! I have to get this documented!!"
And yes, I knew that I would never live it down and he could pull this one out any time he needed to remind me of when I violated my own rule, but it was totally worth it.
And I then got to thinking about what a fabulous tool this really is! If you want to help someone get over (or at least be temporarily distracted from) something that is bothering them, then tell one on yourself!
And I'll bet you've got some stored up, don't you?
Motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, who promises to believe the labels from now on