Tuesday, April 10, 2007
slow learner update
I wonder if Buddha ever felt like jumping up from lotus pose and smacking someone upside the head? Apparently I have some distance to go before I settle down under the bodhi tree and the light of peace starts emanating from my third eye. The short version of this sad story (see posting below) is that after my daughters' friend stayed ALL spring break, including Easter morning (when she duly and unappreciatively received an Easter basket from the Easter fairy) and all three girls were driven to a concert at a club in Cleveland where there were twelve inches of snow and nasty driving conditions, and hoodies were purchased, boy-band members were hugged and did I receive effusive or even modest thanks? No I did not. And if you think that was a run-on sentence you should have heard me lecturing my girls after friend was finally sent home!!!
The road to eternal reincarnation may, in fact, be paved with good intentions, but I'm guessing it's also jam packed with pissed off moms. A Buddhist teacher would say that this is my opportunity to practice nonattachment but that will have to wait until my kids aren't grounded anymore.