We begin the day as you are playing with your daughter in her walker. You receive a message from your brother-in-law, accosting you for a message you sent to the negligent mother. This family, your wife included, has yet to see your temper flare. The words you choose to reply with could lead you down a path in which you exhibit your great potential for anger to those uninitiated.
I admit, last night I lost my cool a little bit. Kennedy has an ear infection due to Negligent Mother's, well, negligence. I found my breaking point last night after Kennedy spent fifteen minutes screaming and pulling at her ear, followed by a bout of croupy coughs.
I lost it.
Seeing my baby girl in such pain and discomfort sent me into a fit of outrage that my daughter was paying the price for someone else's carelessness. All things considered, by the time I got to the computer to send the hateful message, it was much less hateful than I had originally intended. Had Kennedy's fit occurred in the presence of Negligent Mother, I would not have held my tongue, and the things that get whispered behind her back would have been shouted in her face.
I'll write again tomorrow, err, later today with either a review of her walker she was playing in today, or the DC Comics trade paperback "Green Lantern: Blackest Night." I hope to be able to write more positive posts once Kennedy starts feeling better.