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Excuse Me if I Gave You the Wrong Impression

Talking to my oldest son this morning, I was amazed at how he and I could view the exact same scenario with such vastly different eyes.  He said to me, "Mom, I don't know how you do it.  I get up at 6:30 in the morning and I am exhausted.  All I want to do is lay on the couch. But you get up and your all smiling and say 'Let's have family prayer!' and 'I'm going to the gym!'  I just don't get it!"

So, my first thought was: If you're so exhausted at 6:30, why do you get up?!  Why not roll over and sleep some more?! 

Then, my second thought was:  I'm so glad he thinks I'm so happy in the morning.  What a blessing that he can't hear my inner monologue grumbling, "Ugh!  I hate waking up.  I just want to go back to bed.  Why do I have to be so fat.  If I was thin I could sleep in and not go to the gym.  I REALLY want to go back to bed.  Working out bites.  Do we really have to say family prayer today?  Maybe if the kids aren't up we can just skip it.  CRAP!  Why are the boys up so early?  I may have my workout clothes on, but I could still just get back into bed. Fine!  GEE!  I'm up.  I'll go work out.  How early can I go to Circle K and get a Coke without looking like a desperate junkie?" 

I was just so glad my little boy thought of me as a happy mom that it didn't even bother me when he went on to say, "Your pills must really work good now!"  Yes, son, they do.  Whatever it takes, you know. 

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