Last night before bed I told the two of them to be ready to leave for school at 7:30. That would give me plenty of time to make my appointment. Well, the morning came and things took longer than expected. They were both ready on time, but I had too many things going and couldn't get away until almost 8:00. The two of them were waiting in the car, and I was dreading the talking to I was going to get for making them late. But somehow, me wanting to be on time made a difference. I told them I was sorry and that things just hadn't gone right this morning. They both responded so sweetly. "It's OK, Dad." "It's not your fault, Dad." "You really tried, Dad." Etc.
It really made my day to have them be so understanding and sweet. Thanks, you two!