…and what they say about “two steps forward…?” – Well, I think they were right again.
It would be an overstatement to say that the last 24 hours were “disastrous.” Perhaps a better way to say it would be, “We had a temporary setback.”
In the past, M has teased his little brother, K, way too much. Last night, that old habit resurfaced.
He called him names, told him he was going to steal the gift his cousin had given him, and then he threatened to burn all of his Christmas presents.
And a Merry Christmas to you too, M.
I got mad, and steam came out my ears (figuratively) —
M declared that he had a terrible Christmas, and his entitled attitude smacked me
in the the face (figuratively) —
I became unhinged, and asked for his Christmas money back (literally) —
And then he announced that I was “literally crazy.”
As far as I know, the only thing that stirred this ugly bullying was immaturity. If that’s all it was, then I can handle that.
He apologized to his brother, so I’ll cut him a break.
I’m still working on breaking old, bad habits too.