It all started with, "Mom can I have some juice please" as I sit talking to a long time friend. She probably asked a couple more times but I'm not sure because I heard her but didn't really hear her all @ the same time. You know the drill. Finally with a little louder voice, "Caaan I haave some more juice your MAJESTY". I stopped dead in my tracks and burst out laughing in the middle of a conversation with a friend who was needing some intervention. Of course I explained to my friend why I was laughing but only I, my daughters mother was going to get the biggest kick out of it. As I hung up the phone and what she had said sunk in a little more I was trying really hard not to get all offended. All funny business aside, it got me thinking. You see last time I checked we don't live in a castle so where on earth did she pull this "your majesty" from. Then it hit me hard and this is all I could picture. "Off with your head"
Oh man, I do sound like the Queen of hearts and as Alice would say "Yes, your majesty". I have been a little more intense lately but I really would have prefered a reference to the Chesire Cat or I'd even take the Mad Hatter at this point before the Queen. Now what am I to do, Mrs. Hannigan can't even save the day and make me feel better about myself. Which meant new resolutions needed to be made. I pledge I will never yell and only talk sweetly to my kids. It's going to be all about love & happiness. Who cares if the shoes never get put away, who cares if the house is in need of a Haz Mat crew and who really cares if kids use the floor instead of the toilet because what it all boils down to is if we are happy. Without happiness we are so lonely and the home may as well be empty. As the day went on I was feeling a little better and changed my tune from "It's a hard knock life for me" to "It's better to be happy in a cardboard box than to be alone in a castle" You see I'd trade in that castle to never have my daughter call me "your majesty". In fact I'd trade in just about anything to make sure my kids are happy. It really doesn't matter where we live but that we are together cause that's all I got. Better make the best of it.