Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mother, May I

Have you ever gotten bad news?  Not a little bad news, a lot of bad news.

You know, like, the dryer's broken (see previous post); every time you go to the mailbox there's nothing but bills you can't afford to pay; the college counselor repeatedly screws up your son's financial aid paperwork so that he may not be awarded in time for next semester . . . yadda yadda yadda.  I'm sure you're all familiar with bad news.

Then . . . you receive a teeny weeny kernel of good news.  Really good news.  Great news.

Is it selfish to want to keep that grain of good news to yourself for a little while and just enjoy it like a secret pet?  Is it wrong to rub it and pet it and visit it whenever the inevitable more bad news shows up?

Or should you make the good news common knowledge so that everyone can bask in its glow?

I know I sound selfish, but it just seems like in a Mom's life there are so few times when we are allowed to have a secret.  Secrets are fun.  I want a secret.

I realize I'm talking in circles, so I'm going to shut it down now.


Oh, and don't worry.  I already came clean, but it was fun while it lasted.  ;-)

Until next time . . .


Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

I don't know what your good new is, but I'm glad you've gotten it at such a needed time! My head began to spin at the broken dryer line and couldn't process beyond that. Sitting in this apartment, the washer/dryer combo in the utility closet has become as a sacred relic to me. I hope you're enjoying your good news, no matter the size of it, and get many more happy news moments soon.

Holmes Family said...

YEAH for good news. And no there is nothing selfish about wanting to keep the good news to yourself for a while. :)

Katy said...

Glad you got some good news!!! Me - I have too big of a mouth to keep any kind of secret, good or bad! LOL

Rebel said...

I say keep it a secret as long as you want. I personally have to tell everybody when I get good news. It's just the way I am.

hollysjoy said...

Sounds like good news is well deserved. Enjoy it.

the cat said...

I am immensely curious! But if not telling increases your joy, I guess I won't beg to know.

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