Ever since last year I had been dying to go back to Six Flags. You see last year I was pregnant and was not able to ride one single ride, and I love the rides! Of course Bobby was definitely worth forgoing some rides at Six Flags, but this year was going to be my year. The kids and I worked hard to get our free Read to Succeed tickets, making it affordable for our family to go. I was so excited!
My husband had taken Monday off so we could go when things were less crowded. It all sounded great until, my husband called Friday afternoon to make sure of the day we were going. Just in case I ran and got the tickets. To my utter disappointment the tickets were going to expire on Sunday leaving us just the busy weekend to use our tickets.
Well, this was one of those days when Daddy just was not happy. He didn’t want to be there and didn’t want to spend any money or ride any rides. We had a huge discussion over me buying a Coke at a restaurant over lunch (off Six Flags property) that was crazily similar to our Disney World Honeymoon experience. The kids were all paying very close attention so finally I asked my daughter. “What do you think about all this?”
“I think you need to be nice to Daddy anyway because that’s what the Bible says,” she replied in all honesty. What a lovely time to find out my daughter has been paying attention don’t you think? Let’s just say I had a REALLY hard time being a godly example on this day.
It started storming (appropriately) early in the evening, and we all went home. It was such a horrible ending to my much anticipated event. Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know that we have days like this too.
My husband did eventually see the day from my perspective and apologized for being a scrooge. We kissed and made up and have lived happily ever after…until the next time we let pride, sin, and selfishness get in the way!