No allegory here today. Just a moving story about my day.
I got up at 5:30am, read my scriptures for an hour, exercised, showered, got the kids off to school, did my own homework and took my youngest to pick her new glasses- all before 10:30am. I was on a roll!
I got home, cleaned the kitchen/downstairs, did two loads of laundry and helped a friend. My two oldest got home from school around 2:30.
I then took my older daughter to her optical appointment. I sat in the waiting room feeling good about my day. I had been so productive. In fact, I hadn't felt that productive in a long time.
I had a nice long chat with the woman at the front desk, then the assistant took us to the back room. We had a lovely chat, too. There are so many nice people in the world, I thought to myself.
Warm fuzzies is what I was feeling.
Then, Paige looks at me and says: Mom, your shirt is on inside out.
Paige: You're shirts on inside out.
Me (checking the front of my t-shirt): No it's not.
Paige (laughing): It's totally inside out, Mom. Have you been wearing it like that all day?
Me (lying): No.
Paige continued to laugh at me while I check the seams of my sleeves and sure enough- my shirt was inside out.
I'm pretty sure I blushed. Partly because I was a little embarrassed to have been visiting with people dressed like a kindergardener. Then there was that other part of me that surprised me. The part that really didn't care.
But, embarrassment won over the not caring side, and I knew I had to take action - and it had to be quick.
I jumped out of my chair and wedged my foot and rear against the door (remember, I am in an optometrist office- not a physicians office where they knock first). I throw my shirt off. It catches on my hair, then wraps around my wrist. I mutter a very clean expletive (oh crap!) as I attempt to quickly untangle it.
Paige whispers in between laughs: Hurry up, Mom. Get your shirt on!
I manage to untwist the shirt from my wrist and turn it right-side out, when I hear footsteps at the door. My arms shot through the air , the one arm hole and then other. I slid the now correctly-oriented shirt over my head and jumped into my seat just as the door opens and the completely oblivious optometrist enters the room.
I was slightly out of breathe, if that tells you anything.
The doctor asks us how we were doing. We share knowing smiles.
I was fine, I laughed to myself.
Until I saw what I thought was a security camera in the corner of the room.....