Thanks to my grandmother, Princess subscribes to High Five magazine. I highly recommend it. If you ever got Highlights magazine as a kid, which I did, then this is the same thing for younger children.
One of the activities this month is planting beans, and the first step is to soak some dried beans in water. We did that on Wednesday night, and we were going to work on them yesterday, but we were involved with family activities instead. The house was a mess, literally, and so I grabbed up two cups of water and threw them down the sink, one of which contained the beans. Daniel saw a couple left in the sink, and remembering that we were going to plant them, he asked about them. That's when I realized what I had done.
Since Princess is very emotional, I really did not want her knowing what I had done. I did not want to deal with another tantrum, but the cat was out of the bag. I was very sad and disappointed that Daniel let it out. I hung my head over the counter, thinking. Princess and Pea were sitting at the kitchen table (it was after dinner), and Princess, watching me, said, "Mommy, I still love you even if you threw the beans away." It was a wake up call and so sweet. I often say, "I love you all the time - even when you are good and even when you are bad." Apparently, she loves me even when I mess up too. Such a neat thing to see the Father's love for you from your own children.