Monday, July 26, 2010
This past weekend two friends and I met for dinner. Jessica and I have been friends for about five years and I feel like she knows me fairly well. We were enjoying dessert as Jess was telling April and I about a problem she had a few weeks ago with an adult relative of hers being too aggressive while playing with her eleven year old son. Her son was moderately injured by the adult while they were playing. However, it was obvious with some caution the situation could have been avoided and it is not the first time this type of thing has happened with this person. Once the son was out of danger and the necessary medical care was being given, Jessica found herself alone with the adult that injured her child. I asked, "What happened then?"
Jess said, "I almost walked away and silently grumbled, but then I thought of you and did what I thought you would do. I was very even tempered about it but I let him know what I thought of the situation in no uncertain terms, as well as, what the terms are for interacting with my children going forward." What she said stunned me. I have never considered myself aggressive, although I can be bossy at times. Then I thought again. Looking back at several situations I realized I do tend to be a Momma Moose. But I would have never considered myself that way before. Isn't it funny when someone tells you something about yourself that you never considered before?