Our family pastor had just given a really convicting message on parenting. I walked by him afterward and asked, “Have you been spying at our house again?” He looked at me as if I’d lost my mind. I don’t think he said anything. It sounded like a completely normal thing to say BEFORE it came out. Embarrassed I just kept walking.
Our family pastor also happens to be our small group leader so a couple of minutes later we were all seated around a table. “I didn’t mean to scare you,” I addressed him again thinking I HAD to say something. “I just asked him if he’d been spying at our house,” I said to everyone. Now they all, including my husband, looked at me like I was a crazy lady. I was in a panic. “Uh, it’s uh, just that every time you speak on parenting all of your examples of what not to do seem to have come straight from something that has happened at our house!” Whew there. Finally every one understood what I meant.
Why do I open my big mouth? One of my favorite sayings has always been, “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak up and remove all doubt.” Any ideas why I like that so much?