We had just left Bella's ballet lesson and I needed to run into the dollar store for a few items. I ran through the parking lot with all three children- it was a cold, rainy day! We grabbed what we needed and stood in the checkout line. Bella said, "Mommy! Why does that man have such long hair?" I looked at the man standing only feet away, just ahead of us in the line. My face turned red; she said it awfully loud! I lowered my voice, "Well, some boys like to have long hair." I kept my eyes on the man, waiting to see if he was going to turn around so I could give him an 'I am sorry if my 5 year old just insulted you' smile. Bella must have noticed where my gaze was fixed, because she looked at me, she looked at the man, and then back at me. "No mommy! Not that man, THAT MAN!" Bella then proceeded to point straight at the store clerk- who was female. I wanted to crawl underneath the chip display!!! The clerk had a ponytail all the way down to her waistline, which had gotten Bella's attention, but since she was not wearing any makeup and her uniform shirt was black... Bella had made a terrible,oh-so- audible mistake. wink! Yep, my most embarrassed motherhood moment, to date! ha ha ha!
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."- Romans 12:12